BAD JOKES Opening Reception at Silas Marder Gallery
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton,
Bridgehampton, NY, Oct,13, 2012 4pm to 8pm — The Silas Marder Gallery, The Hamptons premiere alternative art venue, will celebrate the public opening of BAD JOKES, an exhibition examining a wide scope of humor, criticism and wit. From subversive satire to one liners, BAD JOKES asks the question when does humor go from insurrectionary to poor taste. The show has been curated by Silas’ younger brother, Tucker Marder a recent graduate of Pratt Institute. The exhibition includes ambitious new works by exciting emerging artists along with some of the most influential artists of our time will be showcased along with satirical outdoor puppet shows, installations and film screenings.
Complementary Dippn’ Dots, the ice cream of the future,
will be served at the reception.
Works by old masters such as Honore Daumier, Francisco Goya and Pieter Bruegel and contemporaries such as David Shrigley, Carsten Holler and Mike Kelly. All of the art work use satire to question authority and sheds light on the human environmental predicament.
Carsten Holler’s Canaries are a nine part set of photogravures that document live birds that Holler has crossbred to create one of a kind hybrids. The artists body of work is centered on human behavior, the questioning of logic and altered states of mind and perception. Holler has had exhibitions at the New Museum in New York and the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
Nick Fusaro’s “Whiteys” an installation of quarters has been created as a keepsake for visitors to the exhibition.
Some of the other artists on view will include Jesse Pasca, Yung Jake and Daniel Heidkamp.
Also on view during the reception will be be an outdoor instillation of Suicide Stack. A video piece made by the collaborative duo from Paris Clare Fontaine. The artwork consists of a black and white rolling transcript of a suicide note left by Joseph Stack before he crashed his plane into an IRS building in Austin Texas. The words of his note describe his point of view and how he was driven to this act. This work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world and is a poignant commentary on economics. The work will continue to be shown each Friday evening from 4-6pm (Darkness Permitting) through December 14 on the haywall in the galleries’ sculpture garden.