A gleaming, six-foot-tall sculpture by local artist Scott Reeder appeared this week near the downtown Trump International Hotel and Tower, spelling out just two words in thick, golden letters: “REAL FAKE.”
There’s a bit of curatorial sleight-of-hand in I Dropped the Lemon Tart, the summer show at Lisa Cooley on the Lower East Side. The title refers to a real-life mishap in a restaurant kitchen where imminent culinary fiasco turned into a triumph of pluck and invention.
LOS ANGELES — In Scott Reeder’s latest show, he’s made sure to drop in an almost unnoticeable banana that, upon recognition of the fruit, appears as just another prop in an alternate parody universe.
Scott Reeder is something of an enigma. His newest exhibition at Lisa Cooley Gallery, People Call Me Scott, is too. The work on view appears disjointed at first glance, which is relatively typical of the artist, who’s currently putting the finishing touches on his first feature-length film, Moon Dust, set to come out next year.