Last night, I was roaming around in this building at 111 Front Street in DUMBO Brooklyn:
Maybe you know it: it’s where a bunch of cool art galleries are – kind of like a consolidated Chelsea Gallery District on the second floor of just one building. Still, they make the most of the space. I had been invited to two specific shows at 111 Front and after doing time at both of those, I just wandered around the floor, because it was a bit of a happening scene. And, as you know, I like to make the scene.
After a couple of glasses of free wine, I stumbled upon Unlovely: a group sculpture show for 2014 graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design MFA program, which was full of all kinds of fucked up art. At first I wasn’t even going to shoot it, because I was balancing a PBR in one hand and my iPad in the other, but I just couldn’t resist taking a few snaps. Some of the art looked like things you would see in nightmares, and I mean that in the most complimentary was possible. Now of course, I am kicking myself for not taking pictures of everything, because this was one crazy show. Still, I try to live my life without regrets.
This sculpture looks like a big wadded up ball of tin foil that’s been spray painted with a variety of what I’d describe as “wound-hued” colors. I felt very compelled by its bruised pinkness.
This thing, wow, it was like a terrarium/fountain combination from the X Files or something – like that episode where they made that kid drink the “Back Oil.” I wish I could un-see that one.
I call this one “Garbage Dump Skeleton in a College Dorm Room.” There is a lot going on here, that is for sure. Here is what the Artist, Matthew Mahoney, Used in the creation of this tableau:
Here’s another shot, where I tried to get in more of the garbage look:
OK, so that’s all I got on this exhibit but you can see Unlovely at 111 Front Street, Suite 220, Dumbo Brooklyn, Through June 25th, 2014.