Heaps of garbage, tacky fairground lights, and ghostlike shadows were the principal elements of “I ♥ You.” Like alchemists or magicians, Tim Noble and Sue Webster make something extraordinary out of the most humble materials. They create romantic images of hope out of darkness and debris.
Upon entering the gallery, visitors were taken aback to find the floor strewn with spotlit mounds of domestic garbage. However, looking up at the walls, they were astounded to see amazingly realistic silhouette portraits of the artists created by the shadows of the garbage piles. Images of love appeared miraculously from the heaps of waste, created by what Noble and Webster consumed during the artistic process.
The shadow sculptures were complemented by light sculptures made from the cheap crystal bulbs of fairground signs. The artists are inspired by the way modest illuminated signs become beacons of hope in the gloomy mist of Blackpool and other down-market seaside resorts of their native Britain. They evoke romantic dreams that transcend the squalor and bleakness of the streets that prosperity has not reached.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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