Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bed and Breakfast

A show in New York opening this friday, definitely should check it out!

Little Cakes Little Gallery presents
“Bed and Breakfast” – a show inspired by home gardening
By Evah Fan and Brendan Monroe
June 6th – June 29th, 2008

This show has been brewing for a few years now and we are very happy to have it come to fruition, just as all the farmers markets and community gardens are starting to hit their stride here in New York. We are also proud to be collaborating with Brendan and Evah on such a hot topic which is incredibly close to our own hearts, gardening and growing your own food.

In this show, Evah Fan and Brendan Monroe get inspiration from the primary meaning of gardening to their own individual definitions of it being nurturing and having a sense of responsibility. To them, and to many of us who have learned to enjoy getting dirt under our finger nails, gardening is very “do-it-yourself” in the same way punk rock is/was to us; making your own zines, putting out your own music, making your own food! In this show, they have chosen to use their artwork to enrich the “soil” of our lives.

The show’s installation will include paintings, sculptural works, and collaborative pieces. Brendan will focus on the micro worlds within the botanic landscape. He takes reference from science and interprets his fascination with it to create something that draws our attention to the multitude of possibilities that are happening just below the focus of our eyes. Evah will portray gardening with her quirky point of view. She is interested in creating deceptively simple narratives with small doses of ambiguity and naïve humor.

The artist couple live, work, and garden in Berkeley, California. They both have recently had solo shows at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. They are parents to Jalapeño, a cat with lots of spunk!
Little Cakes Little Gallery – 625 East 6th Street #1B, NYC NY 10009
646-342-1056 / /
Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm, and also by appointment.
Little Cakes Little Gallery is located on East 6th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.
The closest subway stations are the F/V at Second Avenue and the L at First Avenue.

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