Undergrowth is a collection of work inspired by gardens. Perhaps a childhood garden. Trees, flowers, grass, perhaps a well and the occasional ….snail. It is a strange show in that the imagery ranges from the genuine and vibrant landscapes of Gretchen Kraus and Stephen Paul to the stuff of nightmares. Gretchen’s installation of images and painted branches moving to interrupt the viewers walk fittingly inspires the kind of terror at work on Katerina Marcelja’s giant slug, hopelessly and frantically trying to escape. And all of this around a scene from a nursery rhyme: a small hill, flowers, a well. And at the bottom of the well…..mouths, lips, buzzing. And lips in the grass and the flowers, all buzzing incoherently. An episode from Daniel Clapp’s exploration of sex and the sexes. This is a wonderfully quirky, yet shockingly beautiful exhibition including prints, paintings, sculpture, video and vast installations.
Undergrowth runs from January 7th – January 30th. Join the artists for the opening reception on Thursday, January 7th from 5:30-9 pm.Giacobetti Paul Gallery is located at 111 Front Street in Dumbo, Suite 220. To get to Giacobetti Paul by subway take the F train to the York St stop. Down the hill a block and 2 blocks to the left. By car it’s anybody’s guess but type in the address 111 Front St on Mapquest and see what they say.
The Giacobetti Paul Gallery has been a long time in the making. The new home in Dumbo is ‘New York permanent’, we’re there for at least the next 5 years. For the next 9 months we will present a new exhibition each month and coordinate the openings with the Dumbo First Thursdays, a monthly extravaganza featuring most, if not all, of the best galleries in the area. We are very excited about the new gallery which marks the beginning of the next phase of this remarkable project. We hope that you will join us for the openings and keep up to date with our progress by regularly checking the new website, giacobettipaul.com and the madarts blog at madarts.org.