Artist: Henry Gunderson
Venue: 247365, New York
Exhibition Title: Shoes Etc.
Date: January 6 – February 5, 2017
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of 247365, New York
Shoes Etc. is Henry Gunderson’s second solo show with the gallery, consisting of five new paintings, a sculpture, and a charity shoe drive.
Where Gunderson initially presented paintings of montages that were diagrammatically exploded, he now reverses this logic in five new tightly constructed and skillfully rendered montages.
In each, a dense ecology of disparate players populates the contours of various shoes, serving as archetypes of individuality and personal branding. A sobriety sneaker, an educational trainer, a domesticated hiking boot, a prophetic sandal, and an office-tribal toe shoe (reminiscent of Magrites Le Modele Rouge) make up the cast of characters.
“You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they’re going and where they’ve been”.
Among the paintings is a public shoe donation bin. Visitors are encouraged to donate unwanted new or lightly used shoes. At the closing of the exhibition the shoes will be sent to Shoes For All, a non profit charity based in Albertson NY.
In the basement gallery is a single sculpture. Lunch Atop A Skyscraper reimagines the famous photo of the same name, with construction workers crafted from goatskin placed in various positions of Groucho Marx style hilarity.