BEN MORGAN-CLEVELAND - THE MEN IN GRAY SUITS

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 27, 2013
    • Aluminum shells glide into felted neoprene.
      An economy of echoes.
      Airborne. Crystalline.
      Flits over the cobblestone underlayment.
      Vestigial teeth of a lost twin,
      revealed by an abscess,
      in a pelt of the bitumen,
      worn raw by a tide of nights' labors,
      molts endlessly into the dark.

      For his previous exhibition, Salvation Armani, Ben Morgan-Cleveland turned Real Fine Arts into a camera obscura, projecting the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway into the gallery. A concurrent off-site exhibition at Ft. Tilden Beach, Queens, NY, took place within a rudimentary gallery space made of 2x4 posts with a white mesh ceiling stretched over top. For this exhibition at Eli Ping, which sits 10 feet below street level, there will be no beach, no sun.

Garter, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 56 x 118 inches
Garter, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 56 x 118 inches
Yellow Rat , 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 61 x 128 inches
Yellow Rat , 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 61 x 128 inches
Diamondback, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt dust, 62 x 120 inches
Diamondback, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt dust, 62 x 120 inches
Cottonmouth, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 61 x 118 inches
Cottonmouth, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 61 x 118 inches
Copperhead, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 61 x 97 inches
Copperhead, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 61 x 97 inches
Coral, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 56 x 84 inches
Coral, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 56 x 84 inches
Black Racer, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 56  x 78 inches
Black Racer, 2013, burlap, binder, grit, dirt, dust, 56 x 78 inches