Andreas Melas Presents
Curated by Dan Nadel
Opening reception September 8 12:00 pm-12:00 am.
8 pm, September 8: Live Performance by Blak Pus
Andreas Melas presents Macronauts, a group exhibition in two parts:
The ground floor finds Brian Chippendale, Jungil Hong and art collective Paper Rad, all based in Providence RI, collaborating on a deep space travel adventure via autobus and mini buses. Accompanying them are a variety of earthly spirits and images which serve to delineate all-encompassing cosmic wonder.
The first floor holds an extensive works on paper exhibition by 24 artists from North America, France and Japan. Heirs to the 20th imagist tradition these artists have moved into the new century with a sly combination of word play, psychedelia, cartoons, and sheer chaos. What emerges is a comprehensive statement about the world of personal image making and expression today.
In these two floors Macronauts is a voyage into the pop underground: vibrant pictures, forms and populations hurtle forward, scrambling up the hill, trampling diseased boulders and half-assed scrawls, gaping and peeking, just below the Parthenon, here in Athens, in this September of 2007.
Ground floor: An installation by Paper Rad, Brian Chippendale and Jungil Hong
Mezzanine: A works on paper show featuring work by:
Andrew Jeffrey Wright