Halloween Horror Show
October 29th - November 12th, 2016
As we enter this Halloween season we should be very, very afraid for there is an evil stupidity lurking throughout the land. The macabre spectre of Donald Trump leading the world is beyond comprehension. His debasement of human values can only lead to oblivion. “The Fascist” is my attempt to communicate the two headed nature of the fascist. One head can say something completely opposite of the other. And yet they are both right. The one head is playful almost comic, while the other is completely sinister. One speaks the truth, the other lies. One hand holds the Twitter account, the other a dildo missile. The twin heads of yes and no. We were warned about the final battle between good and evil in the valley or Armageddon. Has that day arrived sooner than anyone predicted? - Kris Krohn
These sculptures by Kris Krohn are an amalgam of found objects from the streets of NYC and rural America. They convey the black experience of jazz in America. The engineering of the found objects dictate the improvisational riffs that communicate an emotional experience. In the recovery of a decadent societies detritus to make art the apocalyptic vision of man's relation to nature becomes evident. Amen.
I Love a Parade! is a show of large narative paintings depicting the American experience. The first painting, titled 'Pig Parade,' is of a small town in Deposit, NY. This piece is followed by the 'Winnebego' paintings, a series of works portraying the average American family on its way to the great monuments of the West. This procession carries its passengers out of suburban sprawl and into the pristine preserves of nature. Human beings love to appluad a spectacle. They wave, they smile, they cheer, but where are they going?
“The Timeless Interiors are atmospheric renderings of spaces that could not exist within our perceived reality. The paintings use interiors as doorways into another reality, a reality in which our perception of time and space is altered by the atmospheric rendering of traditional rooms. The paint is applied in drippy, washy veils of color with large brushes and then details are added to suggest object art and baroque furniture."