Survival of The Fittest premiered last Friday at P339 Gallery and featured the works of sculptor Noa Bornstein and painter Daniel Clurman. The opening reception was well attended and drew an impressive crowd before the event officially commenced. Visitors of all ages mingled with life-sized sculptures of animals, paintings of contorted yogi men in American Apparel underwear, and of course there was the staple of all gallery openings: free alcohol. To be sure, there was something for everyone.
Bornstein’s work in particular was very popular among the younger guests, who took advantage of an open invitation to touch and even sit down on one sculpture titled “Scapegoat.” The show was cleverly curated to implement a playful dynamic between Bornstein’s gazing animals and Clurman’s underwear-clad men. A personal favorite was the placement of a dog sculpture that seemed to contemplate a painting of a man in the Downward Dog yoga position. Who says curators don’t have a sense of humor?
Survival of The Fittest runs through November 24th at P339 Gallery in S. Williamsburg, 339 Bedford Ave. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.
P339 Gallery was founded in January 2012 by Crosspoint New York, a contemporary design firm, for the purposes of offering the local community a space to engage a variety of artistic styles and mediums, as well as hosting pop-up shops and support for Crosspoint’s work in branding and package design.
Guest writer for Quiet Lunch Magazine.