Al Freeman’s Soft Sculptures Take the Air Out of the Man Cave—See Them Here
Show of the Day: "Cushions" at 56 Henry in New York.
“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.