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.

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current images of the city and the new developments to create mystified urban environments.
Maria R. Schneider
Maria R. Schneider

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current…

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current images of the city and the new developments to create mystified urban environments.…

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current images of the city and the new developments to create mystified urban environments.…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member
Sarah A. Myers
Sarah A. Myers

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

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Patti Dougherty (Jewelry)
Patti Dougherty (Jewelry)

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them of our fragile marine…

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Cara Susanne Roberts
Cara Susanne Roberts

Sharing the experiences I have had with race and gender is a catalyst for my work. My experience growing up very protected…

Sharing the experiences I have had with race and gender is a catalyst for my work. My experience growing up very protected in a race not completely my own, was not concerning to me as a child. When I was…

Sharing the experiences I have had with race and gender is a catalyst for my work. My experience growing up very protected in a race not completely my own, was not concerning to me as a child. When I was introduced to a mixed…

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Summer J. Hart
Summer J. Hart

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations…

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations out of hand-cut Tyvek—a nonwoven material most familiar as an insulating…

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations out of hand-cut Tyvek—a nonwoven material most familiar as an insulating wrap used in the construction…

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