Art In America

Bjarne Melgaard

at Gavin Brown's enterprise,
620 Greenwich St

To say that Bjarne Melgaard's exhibition is about excess would be an understatement. A sprawling tableau in Gavin Brown's central gallery evokes days and nights spent in a seedy apartment with too much of everything: flea market carpets, multiple bottles of Dr. Bronner's magic soap, Semiotext(e) books, skincare products, scattered athletic wear and a meth pipe evidencing a very specific kind of queer-intellectual orgy. Effigies of the Pink Panther preside over it all, beginning with a giant sculpture of the cartoon feline slathered in paint and smoking a pipe at the show's entrance. Melgaard's pink-on-pink world is repulsive and seductive, and not to be missed.

 

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