Al Freeman, Soft Hammer (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

AL FREEMAN

“Pillows”
56 Henry, New York
Through January 7, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “Variously depicting everyday objects, including a beer can; a black soda can; a human foot; a human head; a hammer; a LaserDisc; a lava lamp; and a paper toilet seat cover; the works exaggerate items typically associated with masculine household settings. The sculptures drain objects of their virility and invest them with humor, replacing rigid geometries with flaccid forms.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Yale-trained and New York-based, the artist (b. 1981) has a witty, deflating touch.

What It Looks Like:

Al Freeman, Soft Lava Lamp (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Toilet Seat Cover (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Solo Cup (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Man From Behind (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft LaserDisc(2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Foot With Removed Tattoo(2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Energy Drink (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Chain (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Beer (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Chest (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Not Hard Dick (2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.

Al Freeman, Soft Cigarette(2017). Image courtesy 56 Henry.


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