PICTURE THIS: Check Your Lacquer at the Door

A wall of Lacquer ART and don't you love it_
A wall of Lacquer ART and don’t you love it 
Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter
Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter

Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter

The dual shows that AF walked into at 111 Front Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn was diverse but it all came down to one thing: personal human stories. gilf! Whose graphic heavy street art gave way to the exploration of the self with her show #checkyourselfie. The photographs are self revelatory of its subject giving us a voyeuristic yet knowingly accessible peek into their psyche. Taking a “selfie” with your phone is as ubiquitous as finding a hipster in Brooklyn. Beneath The Lacquer by Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy not only highlights the nail art but the narrative of a lesbian wedding. It is a story that culminates into a day in the life of nuptial bliss. The photos reveal much emotion and the beauty of the nail art serve as “points” in the story. A celebratory feel for both with cupcakes and nail art done on the premises gave this slice of art in Brooklyn something worth sinking your teeth into or polish to a high gloss. Maybe I should have taken a selfie at the show. (Or had my nails done.)

 

gilf! – #checkyourselfie & Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy: Beneath The Lacquer

On View: February 6 – 28, 2014

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 to 6 pm)

Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art. 111 Front Street, Suite 222. Brooklyn , NY 11201

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Olya Turcihin

Dynamic duo (L-R) Ran Kowatari and David Dupuy
Dynamic duo (L-R) Ran Kowatari and David Dupuy
An orgy of Instagrammers at AHA in DUMBO Brooklyn
An orgy of Instagrammers at AHA in DUMBO Brooklyn
The narrative and ephemera of Beneath the Lacquer
The narrative and ephemera of Beneath the Lacquer
Start them young with ART I say
Start them young with ART I say
New work by gilf! for #checktyourselfie
New work by gilf! for #checktyourselfie
Everything but the gilf! is in there
Everything but the gilf! is in there

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier’s firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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