What’s on view: A “homecoming” show of over 300 works by artists in the SPRING/BREAK orbit. Salon-style, primarily painting and ceramics with loose themes, including: cigarettes, beer, Bushwick nostalgia, neon patterns, floral ceramics, horse paintings, attempts to expose government and corporate corruption. Works are loosely grouped in four rooms and a hallway of a former orphan asylum turned parochial school turned residential building in New York’s NoLIta where SPRING/BREAK first exhibited.
Whitney: SO MANY CIGS. Wall-to-wall cigs. From candy-sized to pool noodle-scale, this show contained so many depictions of cigarettes that every tubular object started to resemble a cigarette. You are a cigarette. I am a cigarette. This is the show of one thousand cigarettes.
Michael: I, for one, am extremely proud that neither of us (who were dedicated chain smokers as veteran ArtFCity art criticism coworkers in a past life) ducked out to bum a real cigarette from a passer-by.
Whitney: I did vape in the bathroom, despite the “No Smoking or Vaping!!” sign. Sorry, but what do you expect me to do here?