Photos by G. art by Mr.
When you walk into the Lehman Maupin Gallery in Chelsea to see “Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings” by Japanese artist Mr., you might think “what a pile of junk!” As you spend a little more time in the exhibit, you’ll find that this massive exhibit is what you’d get if you crossed the TV show “Hoarders” with the work of pop artist Murakami. Cleverly arranged piles of books, functioning TV sets, Christmas lights, mattresses, clothing and art are assembled in every nook and cranny of the gallery.
Whether or not this type of installation is your “thing,” you can’t help but appreciate the skill of preparation. The exhibit is not all just nearly arranged stuff; however. There are also some quite large Manga-esque paintings peppered in with videos and photos of the artist.
“Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings” by Mr. will be on exhibit through October 20th, 2012 at Lehman Maupin Gallery, Located at 540 West 26th Street in New York.
You can also see more photos at The Worley Gig.