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.

 

More from the Lookout

Frank Heath

at Simone Subal,
through Oct. 26
131 Bowery, 2nd Floor

Andy Coolquitt

at Lisa Cooley,
through Oct. 19
107 Norfolk St.

Anissa Mack

at Laurel Gitlen,
through Oct. 19
122 Norfolk St.

Closing

Gordon Hall

at Foxy Production,
through Oct. 4
637 W. 27th St.

Danh Vo

at Public Art Fund,
through Dec. 5
Brooklyn Bridge Park and City Hall Park

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.