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Crooked Smiles, Steady Voices and a Trunk Full of Cash

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© courtesy of Cinders Gallery
Crooked Smiles, Steady Voices and a Trunk Full of Cash

103 Havemeyer St, Store #2
(btwn Hope + Grand)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
June 13th, 2008 - July 13th, 2008
Opening: June 13th, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.cindersgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
info@cindersgallery.com
PHONE:  
(718)388-2311
OPEN HOURS:  
WED-SUN 1-7pm

DESCRIPTION

Set in a fantastical used car lot that gives "used" a whole new meaning, this installation explores American car culture, suburban sprawl, rising gas prices, consumerism, and the role of the salesperson in our society. A wooden and paper mache car is in the lot for sale "as is", flags and undies hang over head while car dealership ads blast from the TV. Portraits of proud Americans standing by their cars and photos of this country's vast landscape mix with drawings of cowboys and paintings of cars whose owners have found new uses for them such as planters and homes.

Video, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture will be featured by this diverse group of artists who capture aspects of the American experience with humor, nostalgia, and criticism.