This is the process which Malcolm follows for making the suits for our next opening at Eye Level, where he will be showing some of his air brushed paintings, some bright camouflaged performance, and some hats he has made with Victor Osborne.
EYE LEVEL BQE
364 Leonard Street. Brooklyn, NY 11211
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MALCOLM STUART | Pattern People
an Eye Level BQE project,
Video Preview on display: February 1st - March 5th, 2009
On view: March 7th - April 8th 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday March 7th, 2009 8 – 11 pm
Music provided at the Opening by: DJ Funlap
picture-51Malcolm Stuart lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work is a continuum of painting, costume, makeup and performance. Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, Malcolm has spent the better part of his life straddling the worlds of visual art and dance performance. Over the past several years, he has carefully woven the two together through the creation of costume and makeup for performances, but it wasn’t until his development of the air brush that his two dimensional forms could seamlessly merge with flesh and clothing. Having collaborated with Asume Vivid Astro Focus and having exhibited work at Deitch Projects, this will be Malcolm’s 2nd solo show.
For “Pattern People” Stuart goes beyond the surface world of the individual and temporal. Malcolm’s themes are in themselves repetitious. Animals, monsters, disremembered human parts, and botanical elements form an elaborate visual blanket that lends itself to 2D paintings, clothing, furniture and objects. These incarnations are stimulating in their own right, but their combination forms the act of camouflage and allows the assumption of identities blurring the boundaries of the wearer through aggressive visual stimulation as opposed to an assimilation of proximate colors and patterns.