OK I feel kind of like a jerk for not posting this sooner. Because this show literally opens in twenty minutes, but I rarely have access to the internet (although it would seem otherwise) and its better late than right? SO my people cahil muraghu and erik burke are putting on what looks like an amazing collection of their works and collaborations at 17 frost in Williamsburg and it is not to be missed. So get off the computer and get out the door.
17Frost is proud to announce…
This Land Is My Land
Erik Burke & Cahil Muraghu
Opening Fri, October 8th, 2010, 7 – 11pm
Burke and Muraghu’s collaborations are vivid representation of the American landscape. The show’s title, This Land is My Land, taken from Woody Guthrie’s landmark song, embodies the artists’ intent behind both the work and their own lifestyle. Guthrie describes the disenfranchised American staking a hypothetical claim to the landscape, reiterating native American concepts of land ownership. Their work inspired by the New York City graffiti movement and the Hudson River school not only attempts to document the American experience, but lay claim, even if only for a moment, to abstracting our relationship to the landscape.