I've spent the last year making nine giant paintings about the rebellions of 2011: the Greek riots, Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring… I interviewed dissident Tunisian bloggers, drank with Athenian antifascists, got arrested by the NYPD, and live-sketched riots in Madrid. Other than researching, I didn't leave my studio for weeks at a time. I devolved into a feral art-beast. I painted hundreds of tiny cats.
I worked harder on the SHELL GAME paintings than on anything else in my entire life. Now I'm ready to show them.
So I'm throwing a party. You should come.
Shell Game: A Love Letter to 2011 by Molly Crabapple
Gallery Opening: April 14, 7-10 PM
Smart Clothes Gallery
154 Stanton Street @ Suffolk.
New York City
free beer from Brooklyn Brewery and free hard cider from Original Sin Cider.
SHELL GAME hangs April 14-April 23
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos by Steve Prue.
Talking About My Abortion