Drew Maillard Solo Show: “Living In Interesting Times”
MF Gallery, fine purveyors of the eccentric and bizarre, are proud to present the collected works of one of their own. “Living In Interesting Times” is an exhibition of the drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of Drew Maillard. There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes “May you live in interesting times.” Drew Maillard was born and raised in America in the last quarter of the 20th century… A fascinating era to be sure. He is a product of his environment. Nature and nurture; habitat and conditioning combined. Drew’s adolescence was divided between comic books, horror and sci-fi films, and fantasizing about girls he didn’t talk to. Also there was Punk Rock and L.S.D.. After spending some time in the army and leaving his hometown in upstate NY, he received his Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree from SVA in 2000. His life experiences and travel, as well as an interest in scuba diving and ju-jitzu is what informs Drew’s crazy crazy artwork.
CURATED BY SARAH DRURY
April 16-May 8, 2011
Playground: A Beam of Intense Darkness // Sarah Drury
Augmented reality using the smartphone allows the participant to visualize digital images “collaged” over the present location, as seen through the phone’s camera. Although this superimposition of visual information onto the landscape is an additive process, décollage: torn exteriors implies instead a tearing away of existing surfaces.
Patricia Adler / Curt Belshe & Lise Prown / Carlton Bright / Steve Bull / Sarah Drury / Hana Iverson & Chris Manzione / Robin Michals / Luke Schantz / Holly Senter