Photos by G. Art by Aaron Young.
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!
“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!