Sheryo and The Yok should have your attention. The duo have been collaborating for over a year both stateside and on the road, drawing inspiration from their ventures. Brooklyn has adopted them as its own and is their current studio locale.
Pipe Dreams is the highly anticipated efforts from the pair hosted by the Lower East Side’s, Krause Gallery. This is Sheryo and The Yok’s first solo show stateside. A narrative of time spent In Asia, Mexico and the duo’s life in NYC; their work is heavily inspired by global mischief, comedic antics and a shared appreciation of belonging to nowhere, skateboarding, spray and hot dogs. Both artist’s distinct styles connect seamlessly, though simultaneously stand alone. Krause showcased an impressive collection of high-end wares they produced, reflecting a twisted vision of traditional folklore. A trip to Hanoi in Northern Vietnam resulted in exploration of hand-painted ceramics, inspired by the ancient factories that have been rooted in porcelain for centuries, the artists decided to experiment in this medium for their own work.
Downstairs, the smell of fresh paint on the walls connected street to white walls. A mass of printed matter in the form of sketches, clippings and playful ink all felt personal in the intimate space and complimented the above display. Pipe Dreams is on show now through 16th June.