Thursday, April 22, 2010

Paradise Lost: Archipelago - Bikini Beach Tango





New sculptural works by Craig Porter at LE Gallery. Opening Friday, April 30 at 7pm at LE.

This show is a short stop over from Porter's Archipelago Trilogy to the small grouping of the Marshall Islands, specifically Bikini Atoll. Starting in the 1940s, Bikini Atoll was one of the sights in the South Pacific for the U.S.'s nuclear warhead testing.

Porter explores the legacy and irony of the atom bomb in the present post cold war world and into the unforeseeable future. He explores the transgression and absurdity of meaning in the shadow of the apocalyptic mushroom cloud.

Grass skirts, Geiger counters, Speedos/bikinis and coconut radios (thanks Gilligan!) not supplied, so bring your own!

Installation shots:


Bikini Beach Tango: How I Learned to Stop
 Worrying and Love the Bomb - 2010

Bikini Beach Tango: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and 
Love the Bomb (Detail) - 2010

Bikini Beach Tango: How I Learned to Stop
 Worrying and Love the Bomb (Detail) - 2010

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Death's Hart: Yggdrasil’s Seed - 2010


Death's Hart: Yggdrasil’s Seed - 2010

Death's Hart: Yggdrasil’s Seed (Detail) - 2010

Death's Hart: Yggdrasil’s Seed (Detail) - 2010

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The Gorgons (Multiple turtle/jellyfish
throughout gallery) - 2010
 
The Gorgons (Multiple turtle/jellyfish throughout
gallery) - 2010

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Cthulhu Uluka‘a Laputa - 2010

Cthulhu Uluka‘a Laputa (Detail) - 2010

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Ryder of the Apocalypse & Pigs of 
War out for a Walk - 2010
Ryder of the Apocalypse & Pigs of War out for a 
Walk (Detail) - 2010


Ryder of the Apocalypse & Pigs of War out for a
Walk (Detail) - 2010

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Second Coming - 2007 & 2010


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