Further Expanding the Definition of Art

7 Sep

Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe are well-known for their ability to transform beautiful spaces into disturbing, yet beautifully crafted and intricately designed scenes depicting anything from “meth-labs” to crime scenes.

Their most recent venture, Dumpster Hive, located in yet another beautiful spot in Chelsea, New York – creates an “underworld inspired by, among other things, the science fiction of William Gibson, J.G. Ballard, and Philip K. Dick; Cold War history” (nymag.com).

Freeman and Lowe in the salt-encrusted “pirate radio brain room” at Marlborough Chelsea. (Photo: Jason Nocito) –nymag.com

Freeman, an NYU film student graduate and Lowe – half brother of actors Chad & Rob Lowe – who received an M.F.A from Columbia are blowing up the art scene with their unique depictions of topics many artists shy away from. Their most famous work, Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, drew much attention – especially due to the hype around the popular television serious, Breaking Bad, which tells the story of a desperate chemistry , recently diagnosed with lung cancer who turns to meth production in order to support his family.

While this particular installation takes on a different direction – incorporating scenes from history and works from famous novelists, it is expected to have similar success.

(Photo: Jason Nocito) nymag.com

Nymag.com has written a wonderful article about Lowe & Freeman’s most recent venture and I encourage you all to read more about it here.

Have interesting art events, installations, happenings, etc. to share with us? Let us know!

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