“Built Tough” by Aaron Young at Bortolami Gallery

Posted by The G on May 25, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Aaron Young.

"Built Tough" by Aaron Young. Now showing at the Bortolami Gallery in New York through June 4, 2011.

Time is a’wastin’ if you want to catch Californian artist Aaron Young’s exhibit of new works entitled “Built Tough” at the Bortolami Gallery in New York.  Young’s take on contemporary culture and iconography is displayed in sculpture, painting and silk screen.  I found myself wondering what the flag really means today in light of all the shit that is going on in this country.  I was literally thinking that the symbol is used as a means of some sort of false importance and fake patriotism while most people are too plugged into Ipods and video games to really examine what is actually happening.  I turned the corner of the gallery and then saw statues of kids playing video games, while images of doomsday are looming in the background.  Genius! 

Prepare For The End.

“Built Tough” by Aaron Young is showing at the Bortolami Gallery (located at 520 West 20th Street) in New York through June 4, 2011.  Get off your phones or you’ll miss it!

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