Babes in Deathland
February 21st to March 8th"Images of demons and fantastic beasts fill the paintings of Brooklyn artist, Grace Lang. Using an aggressive palette of neon colors and a bold graphic style, the monsters portray her deepest fears and anxieties. Her fascination with the grotesque taps into a primal emotional response that is released through art. Lang combines these horrifying images with a light hearted attitude to create a contemporary vision of hell and redemption, a 21st century version of old-school exorcism." - Art in New York
In Babes in Deathland, Grace explores both familiar and undiscovered territory through new paintings and sculptures. The demons that have appeared throughout her work for the past couple of years have now met their match in the babes that wade through rivers of goo in order to combat them. Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal “demons,” her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual manifestations of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of Grace’s work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of ourselves that can be utilized for good. Often depicted in moments of triumph, her babes display their battle wounds proudly, allowing scars to stay fresh and dripping, even assimilating slain monsters into their armor. The babes serve as a reminder that with each painful experience, our armor grows and we become the warriors of our own worlds.
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Opening Event Saturday February 21st
7pm to 11pm