FAST FORWARD is a collaborative show where artists take a trip to the drag strip. New Yorkers are seldom exposed to the ‘motor’ culture that is so popular in the rest of the country. This would be a chance for many to get a close look while exploring the different artists’ impressions and interpretations of speed and racing. Drag racing is often the passion of one man in his garage – engineer, designer, builder and racer combined.
Fiorenzo Borghi Steve Butcher Sarah Cihat Molly Dilworth Don Ervin Adam Scott Gabrielle Shelton & Risky Business lent by George Desiato
Don Ervin is best known as a designer and Creative Director who has worked with George Nelson, developed projects for Herman Miller, created the titles to the movie ‘The Misfits’ and such well recognized logos for 3M and MetLife. Here we show his amazing model race cars, ingenuously assembled out of common household objects and we present photographers Fiorenzo Borghi, Gabrielle Shelton and Adam Scott’s take on the races; artist Molly Dilworth’s paintings; as well as a special edition ceramic by Sarah Cihat.
‘Fast line’, Steve Butcher’s Front Street installation marking the 1/4 mile drag strip with current speed and time records will run the distance between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, so integral to DUMBO, and end by spring where, as the center of the exhibit, the gallery is happy to have the opportunity to show a 1969 ‘slingshot’ dragster kindly lent by George De Siato.