June 8 + 9, 2019
Opening times: Saturday 12-6 (followed by opening reception, 6-8); Sunday 12-5
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8, 6-8pm
Morgan Fine Arts and Film Center, 649 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn, New York
Sarah Arriagada, Lucas Biagini, Amelia Briggs, Felix Bucklow, Joey Cocciardi, Sam Drake, Dove Hays, Marie Hazard, Hwi Hahm, David Hendrickson, Jamie Johnson, Sung Hwa Kim, Austin Moule, Isabelle Maschal O’Donnell, Sin Park, Brian Rattiner, Allison Reimus, Mona Shen, Mattia Sinigaglia, Taylor O. Thomas, and Tsailing Tseng
“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.” – Oscar Wilde
Young Space is delighted to present Crocodile Tears is a group exhibition that brings together the work of 21 artists from around the US and Europe. What does it mean, especially in painting, to have integrity? To be truly undivided, uncorrupted, truthful, and fair? In our collective present moment, oversaturated with an infinite well of information available any second of the day at our fingertips, how do we measure honesty? How do we know someone is truly sincere? Is painting always honest?
The work in this exhibition both figuratively and literally stitches subject and material together to examine the integral characteristics of space and our interaction with it, both in terms of landscape and the surface of the paintings themselves. The artists work across a wide range of media and employ numerous techniques of weaving, cutting, sewing, printing, drawing, and painting. Bright colors belie sinister undertones, and each piece becomes a setting, in subject or in formal terms, that suggests there is usually more than meets the eye.
Young Space is an itinerant online-offline contemporary art platform emphasizing early career and emerging artists, facilitating collaborative projects and exhibitions internationally. Thank you to the Morgan Fine Arts and Film Center and Shane McAdams for assisting with this project.