TWO SOLO EXHIBTIONS
Smack Mellon is pleased to present Gallery Cruise by eteam and a series of new charcoal drawings by Charlotte Schulz. Both New York-based 2010 Guggenheim fellows, eteam and Schulz explore the relationship between space and time, real and imagined. Gallery Cruise by eteam, transports visitors to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean via an elaborate cruise ship Tea Room recreated in the gallery. Crew members perform typical rituals observed before, during and after Tea Time on the high seas and viewers, now “passengers”, are invited to partake in this classic cruise ship activity. In the back gallery, Schulz’s multi-dimensional charcoal drawings depict psychological topographies that stretch and multiply onto surfaces of carefully constructed paper. The manipulated surfaces activate multiple perspective points and add actual depth to the rendered layers of space. Images of historical catastrophes are revealed within intricate dream-like landscapes of postmodern architecture and primordial ooze. These unpopulated landscapes create open-ended narratives as they fold in and out of out of themselves, whispering slight shifts in time.