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Stray Light Grey

art duo return with yet another frantic vision of dystopian society...

Stray Light Grey

For those of you not familiar with Freeman and Lowe's brand of painstakingly constructed dystopian visions, they take the shape of warren-like networks of film-set style rooms and spaces - largely depicting a drug-fuelled breaking down of American society...

Following on from their virtuoso sprawling and maniacal installations Bright White Underground, 2010 and Black Acid Co-op, 2009, the brilliantly twisted art duo of Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe are back, with another virtuoso sprawling and maniacal installation – this time at New York gallery, Marlborough Chelsea.

For those of you not familiar with Freeman and Lowe’s brand of painstakingly constructed dystopian visions, they take the shape of warren-like networks of film-set style rooms and spaces – largely depicting a drug-fuelled breaking down of American society. From homemade meth-labs to a recreation of The Buck House – a modernist home that famed psychonaut Dr. Arthur Cook briefly lived in during the early 1960s – the duo’s eccentric work sweeps through high society, to hippie communes; the narrative dramatically shifting with each smashed doorway.

Their latest, Stray Light Grey, is no different and – as the name suggests – seeks to unify many themes and narratives from their previous works. Once more, it’s powerful stuff – throwing you directly into the disjointed chronology of the most fucked-up film you’ve seen in a long time, their work is immersive, exciting, bewildering… more experience than installation, it’s convention-defying art at its very best.

Stray Light Grey runs through 27th October at Marlborough Chelsea, New York.

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