Andy Cahill: Home
Safe Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition, presenting a new body of work from Brooklyn-based artist, Andy Cahill. Titled Home, Cahill’s layered, prismatic fine lines swell into kaleidoscopic imagery of perverse domesticity. Home will be open Oct 14 through Nov 12, 2017 with a reception for the artist Saturday, Oct 14, 6-9 pm at 1004 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Light refreshments will be served.
The artist applies a mixture of urethane paint via plastic squeeze bottles, creating a compilation of marks that seem to hover on the canvas. In a flick of Cahill’s wrist, clouds of paint splatter and curl into cartoonish, twisted scenery. Familiar yet strange settings fill each picture plane- a stern figure at a morphing dinner table; a house that grows ears; and a smoker who blows puff out of a shirt sleeve. Menacing characters are consistent in Cahill’s work, exposing the darkness and vulnerability of the male psyche.
This concept is vividly expressed in a thirteen foot panoramic triptych in which a half naked man crawls through the woods at dusk, grasping toward a purple house. Cahill is fearless in questioning our surroundings, his paintings poke holes in our collective daily routines and the aftermath is both haunting and cathartic.
About the Artist:
Andy Cahill holds an MFA from Chicago Art Institute and a BFA from RISD. Cahill has exhibited in group shows, recently at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, CANADA in NY, New York, and Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA. He has also had a solo show at Paris, London, Hong Kong in Chicago and a two-person show at Safe Gallery in Brooklyn. Two years prior, Cahill was awarded a fellowship at Lighthouse Works on Fischer’s Island. Andy Cahill currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
About Safe Gallery:
Safe Gallery was founded by Pali Kashi in August 2015. Named for the turn-of the-century safe that sits central in the gallery space, this unusual environment lends itself to the overall attitude expressed by Safe Gallery’s curatorial intent. The dynamic exhibitions on offer aim to be anything but cautious.
The 1,400 square foot gallery is a truly unique space, proud to display its quirks in lieu of strict white walls. Rough wood floors, exposed brickwork, and a wall of polished wood paneling create a singular setting, adding to the charged dialogue of Safe’s two-person shows.
October 14, 2017End Date
November 12, 2017Hours
06:00 PM - 06:00 PMAddress
1004 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211Event Type