ICONOCLASTS | MARK FLOOD’S “AVAILABLE NASDAQ SYMBOL” AT ZACH FEUER, NYC + NEW WORK AT FRIEZE ART FAIR WITH STUART SHAVE
One of the two best shows currently on display in NYC is Houston-based artist Mark Flood's fantastic Available Nasdaq Symbol currently on view at Zach Feuer Gallery (the other is another show by Flood titled the Insider Art Fair right next door, but we'll get to that in another post). Taking square aim at both the government, technology, modern social values, and the economic behemoth that the art world has become through paintings, digital works, sculptures, and video, the show—timed perfectly to occur during the back-to-back events of Frieze Art Fair and the epic record-shattering auctions this week—presents work that is both raw and beautiful, and, more than anything, demonstrates Flood's great sense of humor and insight about it all, clearly positioning the artist as a great & essential satirist at a time when they're needed most.
Adding to the irony of it all & further blurring the line between criticism and commerce, Flood simultaneously debuted a beautiful series of new work at last week's Frieze Art Fair in NYC with Stuart Shave Gallery featuring beautiful large-scale American flag and YouTube logo paintings alongside new debris sculptures including a casting of a discarded front car spoiler.
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