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TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Yoko Inoue, and Jeanne Quinn

Smack Mellon
92 Plymouth Street, corner of Washington, 718-834-8761
March 17 - March 18, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 17, 5 - 8 PM
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Yoko Inoue _Mandala Flea Market Mutants: Pop Protocol and the Seven Transformations of Good-luck National Defense Cats_

Jeanne Quinn LaceMath

Exhibition Dates: March 17- April 22, 2012 Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 17, 5-8pm

Smack Mellon is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new projects by New York-based artist Yoko Inoue and Colorado-based artist Jeanne Quinn.

Yoko Inoue’s latest multimedia installation Mandala Flea Market Mutants: Pop Protocol and the Seven Transformations of Good-luck National Defense Cats transforms the front gallery into a maze of vending booths derived from traditional Japanese temple fairs. Inoue’s subversive marketplace installation links aspects of Japanese sub, pop and political culture through a fantastic assortment of hybridized objects, many hand cast from mass produced items found in multicultural urban markets. Inoue will be on site for the duration of the exhibition, transforming the marketplace even further into a “thinking place” not limited to commerce.

Jeanne Quinn’s site-specific wall installation, LaceMath, is based on a piece of seventeenth-century Italian lace. The complex lace pattern, reconstructed in a CAD program as a wireframe drawing, is set in virtual space at a curved angle and then produced in vinyl. By pressing pins and stitching wire into the wall, Quinn builds out 3D sphere shapes based on the altered lace pattern. The intricate monochromatic installation hovers between a 2D and 3D space engaging both reality and imagination.
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