If you’re inspired by loud art with randy moves, the exhibition taking place at the Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy in NYC is for you:
For his first ever public exhibition in NYC, Aaron Young has painted 288
panels of plywood in alternating colors of red, pink, orange and yellow
fluorescent paint, finishing with an opaque coat of black paint to
conceal the bright layers underneath. These boards were then laid on
the massive Drill Hall floor, forming a 128×72-foot canvas. Ten
motorcycle riders performed on this platform, following specific
directions by Young, their synchronized movements forming a pattern of
burnouts on the wood. The gestural residue of the performance remains –
streaks of burned rubber, worn away layers of paint, and newly revealed
neon colors. This 9,216 sq. ft. painting, inspired by the 1943 Jackson
Pollock action painting, Greeting Card, is on view along with a video
documenting the performance.
The show runs September 18 though September 23, 2007, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and is free and open to the public.