Ombré pink candy coated walls are just one of the visual stimulants you’ll encounter thanks to Kyle James Dunn and his “A Nail in a Cherry Pit” art installation at The Java Project. For this special showcase, the Brooklyn-based artist was given free creative rein to create a site worth taking the G train for and even writing home about.
Dunn converted the gallery’s standard white walls into a pink candy colored gradient room. A beautiful stage reminiscent of sun sets in Costa Rica, but who was actually inspired by the Italian horror film genre, “Giallo” (ex; Blood and Black Lace) Like the Giallo films, Dunn’s work aims to transcend and stimulate the viewer’s senses and emotional state with the play of color, sound, lighting and silhouettes. Dunn wants the watchers to feel suspense, unfamiliar feelings, even confusion, or as the artist phrased it “to be an unusual mind fu*ck”
“I aim to create work that is slowly digestible, and that can seduce and distance its viewers simultaneously. These objects are often in a space between landscape and plant life, and between painting and sculpture” Kyle James Dunn
The Java Project focuses on promoting alternative and experimental art projects while providing emerging artists with work studio and exhibition space, along with a variety of programming throughout the year, which includes film screenings, live performances, and social gatherings. The gallery specializes in showcasing alternative and experimental art, and it’s open to the public during certain weekends or by appointment.
A Nail in a Cherry Pit will show till July 1st 252 Java Street, Brooklyn. To plan your visit Click Here
Photos by: Nasim Mirzai (Director at The Java Project + bff 💗)
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