Smack Mellon is pleased to present Robert Hickman’s latest mosaic DMMDIA and
Mónika Sziládi’s photographs Wide Receivers & Tight Ends. Both New York-based artists skillfully construct complex compositions that explore the shifting gap between perception and reality. Composed of 7,200 three-dimensional pyramid forms, all hand cut from mirror, Hickman’s 48-foot long mosaic glistens like retinal shrapnel--any movement activates serrated rows of angled mirrors into a razor-sharp kaleidoscope of reflections. In the back gallery, Sziládi explores the distorted boundaries between the contingent and the constructed as she digitally manipulates candid photographs to reflect the exhibitionist noise and privacy erosion of today's technologically-enhanced social sphere.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Smack Mellon’s Members.
Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and with generous support from the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., David & Minnie Berk Foundation, Exploring The Arts, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
We would like to thank The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Walentas family and Two Trees Management, Art Dealers Association of America Relief Fund, Dumbo Improvement District, Art F City, Richard Prince Studio, Mixed Greens Gallery, Gilbert MacKay Foundation, Athena Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, Stephen Sollins, Niloo and Joe Steele, Creative Time Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, Inc., Allison and Tom Franco, St. Joseph High School, and all of the individuals who donated and volunteered to help us clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.
Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.