JULY 15, 2018
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Instant Social SecurityParasol Projects @ 171 Elizabeth St
Instant Social Security is Brandon Isralsky’s seventh solo show, continuing in his exploration of 60’s advertising imagery. His work, rooted in fashion photography and pin-up art — appropriates existing images which are printed out, torn apart, and drawn or painted atop in order to create a larger conversation around misogyny, media representation and the male gaze. His unique use of a woman’s cleavage torn from the pages of a random magazine, then scanned and wheat-pasted around New York City became his signature tag, a defining image in a growing body of work that is increasingly collected, commented upon, showcased and shared in the Instagram age. Mr B grew up on Governor’s Island south of Manhattan, a military brat of Afro-Peruvian and Polish-Jewish descent who from an early age became enamored with metropolitan street life in New York City. He studied photography and video in the Master’s program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has shown his work at the “Museum of Sex” and “51 Orchard”, Antwerp’s “Paris Texas” Gallery (2016) and Paris’ “Galerie Joseph” (2017). Instant Social Security opens on July 11th and runs until the 16th at Parasol Projects, 171 Elizabeth Street, NY 10012. Curated by Lauren Poggi and Nabil Nadifi.
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July 11th – 16th / 11am-6pm
Opening night: July 11th / 6-9pm
171 Elizabeth Street