Smack Mellon Gallery
92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn
Wednesday - Sunday: 12 - 6 pm
Summer Wheat: Inside the Garden
Mar 10-Apr 22
Summer Wheat’s exhibition transforms Smack Mellon's main gallery into an interior garden space that serves as a respite from the harsh realities of the outside world. Inspired by the gardens of ancient civilizations and cultures, Wheat's art environment elicits contemplation and a feeling of solace. Light filters through the botanic imagery of her window installation, creating an ethereal stained glass effect. During these troubling times, Wheat's exhibition becomes a hopeful rumination on the garden as a symbol of our connection to nature and its role in generating and nourishing life. Opening Reception: Sat, Mar 10, 6–8pm.
Lina Puerta: Tapestries
Mar 10-Apr 22
Created during a residency at Dieu Donne, Lina Puerta's paper and mixed-media works are inspired by Renaissance tapestries, investigating the trappings of the ruling elite of 15th and 16th century Europe but reworking this decorative tradition to speak to the excesses of contemporary culture. Portrayed in a state of decay and disintegration, the imagery in Puerta's work represents the tenuous balance between the natural and the built environments and ultimately the temporality of our own existence. Opening Reception: Sat, Mar 10, 6–8pm.