new york: early american

superclever or supercool, we're not sure. ryan humphrey showcases his newest installation early american at dckt contemporary, opening there on fri - may 7 [6pm-8pm]. the artist explores duality through a creatively tweaked version of a lavish 18th century american interior. he infuses it with cast-off objects more likely found in a rural garage than in an antique shop. it's all executed in such a brilliant way that class and taste are called into question and the hierarchy of materials associated with social stratification is discarded. location: 195 bowery [nolita]. © dckt contemporary / ryan humphrey - early american [2010]