opens Fri, Feb 21, 7-10p:
“Sump Pumped Sentiments”
Todd Bienvenu, Gideon Bok, Shara Hughes, Jason Mones
curated by Matt Phillips
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, 44 Stewart Ave. #49, Brooklyn, NYC [Google Map]
Van Gogh sought to stretch painting’s frame with The Potato Eaters. Essentially, he wanted to invite some different people over for dinner. The conversation in art has continued to broaden in the 125 years or so since that piece was made. Sump Pumped Sentiments gathers a few works by four contemporary artists that are in loose conversation with Van Gogh’s painting and his desire to portray a gritty yet entirely holy gathering. Using the supper as a standard, the pieces presented in this show examine painting’s constant transformation and inevitable mutation.