Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tomorrow-- Open Studio with Phoebe Washburn at the Whitney

Tomorrow at 2pm, Open Studio with Zach Feuer Gallery roster standout Phoebe Washburn at the Whitney Museum of American Art-- 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street.

As the Biennial enters its final month, I wanted to give a heads up to readers that this is one event worth checking out.

"Washburn's large-scale installations recycle scavenged industrial materials to recast exhibition spaces as inventive architectural environments and absurd self-contained ecosystems."
-Whitney site.

At left and below are some of my pics from opening night at the Biennial.

I've always found Phoebe's Frankenstructures to be intriguing, to say the least, and at the Biennial she was a much-needed break from the sheer monotony of institutionalized navel-gazing blandness.

All this piece needed was a plastic palm tree shower sprinkler, and it would have been an oasis in the parched desert.

Sure, you can call these giant Chiapets via way of Lincoln Log sets, but this was a great structure and quite vibrant.

And besides, growing bulbs fertilized by Gatorade, while submerged in broken golf balls tickled my fancy.

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