I interviewed Specter back in 2008, Check out the Interview HERE!
I wish i was in NYC to catch this, because knowing how these guys work...this is going to be one seriously ridiculously good art show full of the energy of the streets and tall standing installation pieces.
Here are the details:
The concept of “work” can be interpreted in many different ways depending on whom you hit up. Brooklyn-based artist, SPECTER and German duo VARIOUS & GOULD have each located discarded materials, used skill and ingenuity and re-conceptualized things in pulsating ways you might never have imagined. All this done in effort to turn the concept of “work” on its ear in an exhibition appropriately titled, “Make It Fit”.
Cart-pushers, delivery boys and slave-laborers – take the spotlight
in much of the work created by the artist who goes simply by the name Specter. With all of his portraits based on real people living at the bottom of the capitalist barrel, Specter forces the general public to see what they might rather not – those who got left behind. Collecting materials in much the same fashion his subjects do, Specter incorporates shopping carts, bicycles, and crates along with engaging images of your everyday worker, paying special attention to what makes them tick. His work is hand-crafted, retro-fitted, cleverand fresh.
For the creative team of Various & Gould the concept of “work” means
looking well beyond the vigor of the everyday tasks one has to
perform for a paycheck and instead focusing on the surprisinglygraceful interaction between a laborer and his tools. Imagine peeringinto the cut-out holes we often see at a construction site and being exposed to a vibrant world of multi-colored uniforms, enlarged tools and graphic text. A world where workers trade body parts depending on their needs, moving in tandem while performing their repetitive tasks in a choreographed “workers waltz”. Using found objects, work related symbols and their refined silkscreen techniques, the line between work and play becomes blurred inside the imaginative minds of Various & Gould.
Brooklynite Gallery is located at 334 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn, NewYork 11233. We are open Thursday thru Saturday from 1pm – 7pm or by appointment.
Opening Reception: March 20th, from 7 to 10 pm
On show until April 16th.
Go by and check it out! This show is going to be fresh!