Texan model Cole Mohr is seguing into the art world. The 27-year-old Hedi Slimane favourite opens at the Marianne Vitale Studio next month with his show, Free Food. As studio assistant to Marianne Vitale, Mohr appeared in her late 2013 performance art piece, The Missing Book of Spurs.
We exclusively premiere Mohr’s candid, DIY-esque exhibition teasers below, giving glimpses of his studio and what is to come from a self-proclaimed ‘fucking tight’ exhibition. Here he tells us why you should go see Free Food:
So, what's the show about?
Cole Mohr: This show is about showing people paintings that I have made with the help of Kurt Beers, who makes sure that I don’t die. I hope that y’all like it.
Are you curating it or is it all your own original work?
Cole Mohr: For this exhibition, I am curating all my own original works. So yes, I think. To one of them.
Do you think being a model makes it easier or more difficult to break into the art world?
Cole Mohr: Having been a model has had absolutely nothing to do with anything related to the art world for me.
When you're not modeling or making art, what do you like to do?
Cole Mohr: I like playing with my dog and cleaning up his piss and wearing the same suit everyday mostly. And going to Lucien.
What's the NY art scene like at the moment?
Cole Mohr: Denial River.
Why should we come to this exhibition?
Cole Mohr: Because it’s going to be fucking tight.
What were the highs, mids, and lows of putting the show together?
They are all kind of the same, but there is a lot of stress and labour and pleasure and reward all at the same time so it’s pretty good. Pretty pretty pretty good.
Cole Mohr, 8th grader
'Free Food', opening reception 10 May 2014 at 5-01 46th Road Long Island City, NY, 11101