The Bakery - 325 Rutledge St., Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday May 17, 7-9 pm Panel Discussion
Thursday May 18, 7-10 pm Opening Reception
A crudely hewn stone couch; a foot pedaled family car; records played by a bird’s beak.
Prehistory and modernity are conflated in the Flintstones’ town of Bedrock. As a critique of contemporary life, Stone Age copies of modern designs deny their normative use, subverting and deconstructing their performative nature.
A cracked ceramic vessel; a table that sits between two sets of hips; a metallic object that balances on the collarbone.
After Bedrock brings together artists and designers who question authority through their work. By embracing failure, dysfunction and instability, they challenge the authority of the industry, the craftsman and the user. To evade a singular definition, to embrace the not-known, is to allow for a productive opening.
The exhibition will be held at The Bakery, home to a wood shop and gallery space. For After Bedrock, the two spaces will be reversed of their contents: the gallery will be used to display tools specific to each of the contributor’s practice; the made objects will be displayed in the wood shop.
Organized by Amanda Turner Pohan and Jason Kachadourian
Julia Haney Montanez