Closed November 25 - 27
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions presents The Entire Exhibition Will Be Worn
Mads Lynnerup works in a variety of media often creating humorous and poignant works based on observations he makes of his immediate environment. The Entire Exhibition Will Be Worn is Lynnerup's second solo show at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions and will be comprised of Lynnerup's recent sculptures, silk-screen prints and videos.
Taking his inspiration from everyday life, Lynnerup's work comments on and draws attention to situations that might otherwise be overlooked in the day to day. In the video Untitled (Everything has a price), Lynnerup takes a walk in his neighborhood while keeping the camera focused on a grocery pricing gun, which he uses to price various objects he comes across on his way, including an abandoned mattress, a tipped over plant and a discarded television.
Now Firing, It's a Sign and Build More Luxury Condoms are titles of Lynnerup's recent silk-screens on paper referring to the recession and financial crisis. In using these slogans, Lynnerup is not only focusing the viewer on national and international economic woes, but also reflecting on how similar words can have opposite meanings, for example 'hiring and firing.' This play on words and an interest in humor continue to be an important part to Lynnerup's artwork.
Mads Lynnerup lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, has a MFA from Columbia University, New York and a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute.