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Ship of Fools

Bridge Gallery
98 Orchard Street
East Village / Lower East Side
September 7 - October 5, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6 - 9 PM
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The Bridge Gallery is proud to announce its fall group exhibition, Ship of Fools. Referencing Brant’s Ship of Fools, the image of an uncaptioned vessel full of passengers absorbed in vanity and frivolity, has long fascinated writers and artists.

Ship of Fools features six artists who are examining contemporary culture; dissecting mass-consumed imagery then reimagining and reinterpreting it with stylistic individuality. There is an element of quiet subversion that seeks to undermine traditional barriers. Ship of Fools is a visual cacophony, reflective of an extraordinary group of talented artists who have their finger on the pulse and provide us with a peek of the current artistic zeitgeist.

Dissecting, amplifying, sampling and distorting, Michael Alan explores spaces that walk along the edge of figure and the abstract, questioning time, embracing change and living in the now.

Gerri Davis’s prints balance a series of dichotomies—high art and popular culture; stylization and subjectivity; realism and fiction—through dramatic brushwork and richly modulated surfaces.

Trained as an architect, Serban Ionescu’s fascination lies within the city, urban living, migration and the effects of the given moment on art.

Kika Kardai’s contribution is in essence a ghost: a residual imprint of what remains after she completes on of her rapid ink paintings.

With a background in theatrical design, Colin Kilian creates a unique vocabulary by distilling influences from his career into new forms and communicating from deeper states of awareness in his drawings.

Carlos Little combines unconventional found industrial materials into larger than life-sized sculptural works, questioning waste, demolition and construction in the ever-changing urban landscape.
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