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NARSOLIPS - Anthony Cudahy

Opening November 1st,
7-10 PM
through November 22nd
(M-F 9-5 and by appt.).

Cooler Gallery
22 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205


The initiator for this group of paintings was Caravaggio's Narcissus, specifically that work's space: a strange void, the emptiest black surrounding a single reflection, looping forever. Alberti called Narcissus the beginning of painting, "embracing by means of art the surface of a pool." These paintings resist embrace, however, and reveal a fundamental distrust: of others, of subjective experience, of oneself.

Is the image I create for myself a flower or a sword? The reflection is muted, but someone(thing) squints back. Narrative collapses: the child leading his mother is her father and the grave is close enough to kick dirt onto your own crowning head.

Cooler Gallery is an art gallery within a repurposed industrial icebox outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard — the physical border of large art, design, and manufacturing communities. The curation aims to reflect the essence of this intersection. Cooler Gallery seeks to be a breeding ground for thought at the crossing of fine art, design and manufacturing.

The gallery is curated by architect and designer Michael Yarinsky and hosted by Madera.

Photographs by Ian Lewandowski.

 
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desertshore, oil on canvas, 72" x 48", 2016

 
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solips, oil on canvas, 48" x 48", 2016

 
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mirrored, oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2016

 
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KoaM, oil on canvas, 18" x 24", 2016

 
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RG_N, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2016

 
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