Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s glittery assemblages point toward both his working-class Catholic upbringing in New Jersey and New York tenement life.
I first saw the work of artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt earlier this year at MoMA PS1. The exhibition, appropriately titled Tender Love Among the Junk, nearly left me breathless: not only was it comprised of several rooms of quirky, colorful, astounding works, but the richness of the art — its layers and details, the way it opens up to prolonged revelation — made the show feel larger. Now a wide range of his work is on view at Pavel Zoubok gallery.
Curated by Scott Hug, B-Out at Andrew Edlin Gallery, weaves together over 100 artists into an imaginative installation that illustrates a partial and subjective history of what it means to create outside the norm.