identity: Tall, dark and handsome. Blonde Bombshell. Permanent
Blonde. Fiery Red Head. Hairy Back. Hairy Legs.Chrome Dome.Comb Over.
hair: did you check it before you went out the door? Did you smooth it or fluff
it or comb it or bed head it or brush it or wash it or pomade it or condition
it or shave it or curl it or straighten it or just leave it be I can’t do a
thing with it?
hair to tell the world about our attitudes and ideas, to explain ourselves to ourselves.To attract mates.To repel all boarders and to stick it to the man.
our weapon. Our Bait. Our inside joke. Our political statement. Our concession
to modernity.Our tool of
conformity.Such a powerful
commodity that some cultures need to see it covered.Others need to let it fly free in the breeze.Hair means action in the sense of doing
and do and hair do and hair don’t.
show celebrates all of that in swoop of line, curve of beam, tangle of yarn and
flow of wire and since it is about hair, my friend, it is about the deep you,
the superficial you, the empowered you, the hiding you, but anyway about you.
You. And only you.
exhibition brings together 7 Brooklyn-based artists who concern themselves with
hair and all of the above.
Brown, Elisa Jensen, Simran Johnston, Natalie Moore, Ellie Murphy, Jennifer
Viola, Andy Wilhelm.