Get Lost (In the Funhouse) at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show

“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” — The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

How long does it take for an idea, a rumor, a story, to be accepted as fact? The InLiquid installation, “Lost in the Funhouse,” which shows at this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC toys with the idea of accepting an idea as truth. To name one: the difference between masculine and feminine concepts.

All five artists featured in the show reflects on the inconsistencies and anxieties in the false belief in “masculine” or “feminine” traits. These five artists, Elyce Abrams, Annette Cords, Christina Massey, Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill, and Melissa Maddonni Haims, transform these traits on their head, expanding, morphing, and playing with “masculine” concepts from a feminine approach.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell by Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill

What makes a toy for boys and not for girls? What would change it to be a non-binary play-thing? Jocelyn Hill’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” asks you a similar question. Would making these army men pink to make it a girl’s toy? Should we give toys depicting and encouraging war-themed play to kids at all? The title of the piece underlines another dark period of the army’s background regarding equal rights for LGBTQ people and their service in the military. Why would any of these topics be restricted to one gender alone?

Asshole / Alcoholic by Melissa Maddonni Haims

Melissa Maddonni Haims’ piece “Asshole/Alcoholic” is flipping another long thought truth on its head. How much really is the price of winning, especially when the #1 title isn’t exactly worth bragging about? This year’s theme for the SPRING/BREAK Art Show is “Fact and Fiction,” drawing attention to the slippery new nature that has been thrust upon the once solid foundation of the words “fact” and “truth.” The show, which runs from 3/5-3/11, highlights the dichotomy and balance/imbalance between real and unreal, symbolic and literal, fact and fiction. It is impossible to view art without a myriad of biases and beliefs accompanying you. But it is the aim of this show to confuse some of those accepted truths. So take another look at an old concept, visit “Lost in the Funhouse,” at this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show at 866 E. 48th Street, New York City.

Ross Carlisle

Ross Carlisle is an Ohio-born, Philadelphia-based artist, illustrator, and painter. Using everything from the human figure…

Ross Carlisle is an Ohio-born, Philadelphia-based artist, illustrator, and painter. Using everything from the human figure to large swathes of color, his work explores opposing forces both actual and imagined.…

Ross Carlisle is an Ohio-born, Philadelphia-based artist, illustrator, and painter. Using everything from the human figure to large swathes of color, his work explores opposing forces both actual and imagined. …

Katherine Kurtz

My paintings frequently lead me through mysterious places that hint of dreams, memories, landscapes, or the dense rhythms…

My paintings frequently lead me through mysterious places that hint of dreams, memories, landscapes, or the dense rhythms of music. Bold colors and free gestures can produce serene minimal paintings…

My paintings frequently lead me through mysterious places that hint of dreams, memories, landscapes, or the dense rhythms of music. Bold colors and free gestures can produce serene minimal paintings suggesting alternative…

Linda Dubin Garfield
Ellen Lana Abraham

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism.…

Krista Dedrick Lai

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.…

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