Underdonk & Friends

UNDERDONK is proud to present it’s inaugural show at our new location at 1329 Willoughby Avenue in Bushwick!

Opening Reception Thursday, July 9th, 7-10pm
July 9-August 9, 2015

Underdonk & Friends will showcase 1 artwork from each of the 11 members of our collective, as well as 1 artwork from 11 friends we have invited to hang alongside us.

Katherine Aungier
Chris Bertholf
Cliff Borress
Tryn Collins
Nicholas Cueva
Laura Frantz
Ashley Garrett
Alyssa Gorelick
Nate Heiges
Essye Klempner
Aleta Lanier
Jaeeun Lee
Eric Legris
Sharon Madanes
Nikki Maloof
JJ Manford
Danielle Orchard
Peter Park
Martin Roth
Logan Sibrel
Elisa Soliven
Maria Walker
Jess Willa Wheaton

1329 Willoughby Avenue, Suite #211,
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
L train to Jefferson

Lemme Be You

Lemme Be You

UNDERDONK PRESENTS: LOGAN SIBREL LEMME BE YOU
Curated by Danielle Orchard

87 RICHARDSON STREET
JUNE 13-JULY 5
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 13, 7-9
GALLERY HOURS: SATURDAY/SUNDAY 1-6 AND BY APPOINTMENT
(GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Logan Sibrel makes paintings, drawings, zines, and music about memory,
boredom, and fandom. Working with figures from pop culture, he paints the darker
aspects of nostalgia–unchecked obsession, transferred narcissism, and a self-effacing
desire to inhabit a world outside one’s own. The finished works are a tease. They have
the makings of a narrative–faces familiar from 90’s pop culture, Pasolini films, and
country music that tell us nothing about their context; stills from gay porn; lines of
oblique dialogue–but the artist is really more interested in elision, with having the
authority to decide what not to include. He plays around with invented autobiography
and posturing. The lines written in his zines and throughout his paintings are full of half
truths. They read like false diary entries that remain tantalizing despite the reader’s
knowledge that they’re mostly invented. Sibrel talks frequently about what he considers
the “compulsive reveal” in his work (I think of a teenage boy positively bursting with
emotions that couldn’t possibly have been felt this deeply, ever).That stuff is certainly in
the work, specifically in the artist’s generous and empathetic treatment of sentimentality
and maudlin youth. But what I see as a major force in the work is less the compulsive
reveal, and more his masterful use of concealment. By carefully arbitrating what a
viewer sees, while including traces of the information being omitted, he engineers the
kind of nagging curiosity that keeps the National Enquirer in circulation. The artist uses
deceptively shallow means to confront the unsteady and fragmented nature of identity.

-Danielle Orchard

Press Release

B0DYH1GH + Skirt at Macie Gransion

 

Calling all BFFs: 1st show ever. Please come.B0DYH1GH_and_Skirt

“Since 2010, Brooklyn-based art duo B0DYH1GH have developed a cult following for their epic, psychedelic, synaesthetic music; dark and weird art interventions; intricate, tautological grooves; and entrancing, mysterious style. They’ve performed at legendary New York City club nights such as Birdsong, Spank, Pussy Faggot, Clump, Gio Black Peter’s Super Bisexuals, Everybooty Gay Pride, Jason & Jill, Apocalypse Wow, F.:.NCY, and Chris Tyler’s Total Rejects Live. They’ve served as models and muses for internationally-acclaimed artists such as Amos Mac, whose image of the band went viral after being featured in Out Magazine, and created site-specific work for galleries such as the Impossible Project Space and Strange Loop. The band has had two evening-length special gala performances, DEEP-FRIED CANDYFLOWERS at Culturefix and ALIEN AFTERLIFE at La MaMa, and released a critically-acclaimed debut mixtape, PRETTY BEAUTIFUL, and an instrumental art-rock masterpiece EP BUTTERBAWL. Photo of B0DYH1GH by Alesia Exum.

Skirt is Logan Sibrel (The Firms) and Omar Afzaal (House of Bread, Young Guts). They are from Indiana and live in Brooklyn. They are friends in real life.”