For Immediate Release:

Justin Lowe
HELTER SWELTER
June 1 – July 28, 2006

Opening Reception: June 1, 6-8pm

Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery is pleased to announce Justin Lowe’s New York solo debut exhibition. For this summer long exhibition, Lowe has reconstructed the architecture and environment of the gallery to bring the city indoors.

The exhibition consists of three site specific installations which recreate popular metropolitan, summer-time places of refuge, icons of annoyance, and backdrops for those heady moments that occur with more consistency as the city’s temperature rises.

The gallery’s entrance is transformed into a bodega-front, with its extreme color overload, blaring imported music and questionable refrigerators - a classic drug front. At this point the gallery becomes a façade, and marks the beginning of more moments of disorientation and surprise as things aren’t quite what they seem.

A revolving door leads into a temporary sidewalk construction site, with its shoddy, warped wood and posters advertising concerts, festivals and movies that you would only pay to see in order to spend two hours in an air conditioned theatre.

Once outside the construction site an 18 Foot Kool Man Ice Cream Truck is revealed, a sweet haven on wheels, and another classic drug front, this time accompanied by a collaborative soundtrack.

Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery is located at 621 West 27th Street, on the ground floor. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11-6. After July 4th we will be open Monday through Friday from 11-6.

For further information or images, please contact the gallery at 212-255-0979.

Press

sculpture-Reviews-Justin Lowe

Flash Art - Reviews - Justin Lowe

The New York Times- Justin Lowe "Helter Swelter", 2006-07-07

The Village Voice-Justin Lowe: 'Helter Swelter", 2006-07-06

Time Out New York - Justin Lowe "Helter Swelter"

The Village Voice - Front Man, 2006-06-29

Justin Lowe: HELTER SWELTER

HELTER SWELTER
June 1 - July 28, 2006

Installation Views

Bodega/Entrance, View 1

Bodega/Entrance, View 1

Bodega/Entrance

Bodega/Entrance

Bodega/Reception

Bodega/Reception

Revolving Door

Revolving Door

Inside Truck/Construction Site

Inside Truck/Construction Site

Coyotes, detail

Coyotes, detail

Scaffolding, detail

Scaffolding, detail

Outside Truck

Outside Truck

Outside Truck

Outside Truck

Floor, detail

Floor, detail

Front of Ice Cream Truck

Front of Ice Cream Truck

Outside Ice Cream Truck

Outside Ice Cream Truck

Invitation Image/Collage

Invitation Image/Collage


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