Making art with your significant other is a trepidatious proposition. “Macho Mel” Shimkovitz and Amy Von Harrington, venturers of murky waters, have a show up at Brooklyn’s Capricious Space featuring work they made both together and alone. Shimkovitz paints tie-dye and people-like figures made of tiny particles. Von Harrington makes sand portraits of political figures she does not agree with. She also uses portions of cookbooks as part of her material. And together they make video art. Really weird video art about running over cakes, having a greasy ponytail, being a douchebag, mannequin or pizza eater. We went by the gallery to have them show us around and explicate. See for yourself until Valentine’s Day. The show has a closing party the day before at Capricious, 103 Broadway, just under the Williamsburg Bridge and really close to Peter Luger.
FADER TV: Poortraits & Landscrapes
February 03, 2009