above: a view through “Untitled It Is” by Shaina Yang
The multipurpose gallery at Brooklyn Fire Proof East holds this formidable first curated show by Sessa Englund in New York City. Problematic, a group show, presents a strong body of work created by the collective Con Artist. Works by thirteen different artists (Laura Tack, Ko IRKT, Michael Sharp, Miranda Nichols, Olivia Fox, Charles Allen, Chris Simon, Cody Oyama, Saroj Patel, Matsumoto Sanpo, Natania Frydman, Stephen Faught, and Shaina Yang) in a variety media hang smoothly around the room. While group shows can oftentimes come across as poorly designed and thematically disconnected, this is not an obstacle for Problematic. The artwork is professional and driven, yet energetic and anything but static.
Willow Goldstein from AiB wrote a review of my show @BK Fireproof! It’s a great read and has some really interesting insight into the thoughts and practices of the participating artists. Couldn’t be happier!
Here’s a great writeup for the show I was in last week. I was super happy to be a part of it and I’m gonna try to have the “In-Between” zine available soon.