New York’s GREY AREA could have swapped the titles on its last and current art shows without altering the content or the message. Considering the two exhibitions’ names–“Bad For You” and “Americana,” respectively–that’s a bit disturbing. (Although, increasingly less surprising.)
GREY AREA co-founder Kyle Dewoody described Bad For Me as:
“Following the theme of the vice made nice, all the pieces tackle a different instrument of iniquity making them seductive, amusing or even wearable. Pills, guns, blood, and cigarettes; you name it we have it.”
Americana, which opens later today, on Election Night, is: “A contemporary look at our country’s visual identity”. Judging from Americana‘s online preview, our country’s visual identity is…pills, guns, blood and cigarettes.
Hey, don’t shoot the messenger; I don’t draw the guns (just the conclusions). Click through for the United States mapped out of silver bullets and hand grenades made out of yarn. Americana opens tonight, November 6th from 6-9PM EST at GREY AREA in NY.