Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
Fatboy® announced today they will be a sponsor of “Blind Cut,” a group exhibition curated by Jonah Freeman and Vera Neykov, at the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery in New York City. The works included address diverse notions surrounding the themes of fiction or deception. The Fatboy® original will provide visitors with a space to absorb the practices and methodologies of the exhibit including depictions of fictional places, imagined personas, inaccurate histories, invented language, urban utopias and complex, unrevealed material gestures.
Fatboy®, known for their unmatched lounging experience, continues to make an impact in the art world creating unique and surprising environments with their growing line of lifestyle products. The Marlborough Gallery selected Fatboy® to be part of the Blind Cut Video Program where extremely rare, historically significant feature length films will be shown with DVDs by contemporary artists, some for the first time ever. This unique experience will be captured from a cozy lounge of Fatboy® originals for guests to curl up and enjoy the show. A viewing schedule for the program will be released on the gallery website in conjunction with the show.
“It’s a pleasure working with the Marlborough Chelsea and incorporating the Fatboy® brand into the “Blind Cut” exhibition of works showcasing some of the most innovative and admired artists of our time,” said Paula Masters, President of Fatboy USA.
From January 19 through February 18, Fatboy® will be among art aficionados from all around the world visiting Blind Cut to experience the tradition of art as trickery or deception, which according to the curators’ statement is rich and varied. Whether it is the fantastical architecture imagined by Piranesi or the Surrealist’s use of trompe l’oeil much of the significant art over the last century has approached questions of authenticity through methods of appropriation, re-contextualization, and critique. Examples in expanded culture are equally numerous, with works ranging from Clifford Irving’s fake biography of Howard Hughes, the false journalism of former New York Times writers Judith Miller and Jayson Blair and the late capitalist trends of credit default swaps and phantom wealth.”
Accompanying the exhibition will be a fully illustrated catalogue that along with documentation of the work exhibited will also include interviews, writings, and ephemera surrounding the themes of fiction and deception. For more information, please visit http://www.marlboroughgallery.com/.
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About Marlborough Chelsea
Comprising two spectacular galleries on the first and second floors and an outdoor sculpture terrace, Marlborough Chelsea measures approximately 10,000 square feet, with ceiling heights from 10 feet to 15 feet and interiors designed by acclaimed architect Richard Gluckman. Marlborough Chelsea originally opened on West 19th Street, New York, in 1997.
Marlborough Chelsea provides an exciting new venue to view work by some of the most innovative and admired contemporary artists working today. This space has been specifically designed with soaring ceilings and abundant natural light, creating the best possible atmosphere to show monumental sculpture and work by emerging artists.