Henry Gunderson “Shoes Etc.”
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Shoes Etc. is Henry Gunderson’s second solo show with the gallery, consisting of five new paintings, a sculpture, and a charity shoe drive.
Where Gunderson initially presented paintings of montages that were diagrammatically exploded, he now reverses this logic in five new tightly constructed and skillfully rendered montages.
In each, a dense ecology of disparate players populate the contours of various shoes, serving as archetypes of individuality and personal branding. A sobriety sneaker, an educational trainer, a domesticated hiking boot, a prophetic sandal, and an office-tribal toe shoe (reminiscent of Magrites Le Modele Rouge) make up the cast of characters.
“You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they’re going and where they’ve been”.
Among the paintings is a public shoe donation bin. Visitors are encouraged to donate unwanted new or lightly used shoes. At the closing of the exhibition the shoes will be sent to Shoes For All, a non profit charity based in Albertson NY.
In the basement gallery is a single sculpture. Lunch Atop A Skyscraper reimagines the famous photo of the same name, with construction workers crafted from goatskin placed in various positions of Groucho Marx style hilarity.
from January 06, 2017 to February 05, 2017
Opening Reception on 2017-01-06 from 18:00 to 21:00