Dalek: The Way That I Want You to Die
and Plankton Art Company:
Flat Like Me
Two and a Half Person Exhibit
Opening reception - Saturday, October 15th, 6pm-9pm
October 15, 2005
through November 12, 2005
Plankton Art Co.:
"Flat Like Me"
"The Way That I Want You to Die"On View October 15th - November 12th, 2005
Opening Reception Saturday October 15th, 2005 from 6 p.m - 9 p.m.
Flat Like Me explores the bizarre and beautiful natural world. Natural phenomena has always been a strong interest for the Planktons who recently completed drawing 400 animal identification key illustrations for the refurbished Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. Using the oddities of nature as their inspiration, the exhibition will feature 12 new works. Their work is a juxtaposition between rich, textured surfaces and crisp, bold contours. Self-described ‘unfashionable modernist holdouts,’ The Planktons maintain a flatness to their work and relish the challenge of paring things down to their most basic, recognizable form.
Originally studying to become marine biologists, Allen and Susan Crawford launched Plankton Art Company in 1999 to broaden the scope of their work, which has included painting, illustration, graphic design, typeface design, assemblage, collage, animation and video/performance projects.
The Way That I Want You to Die will feature new works by Brooklyn-based Dalek. For this exhibition, Dalek’s Space Monkey character encounters vibrant geometric landscapes, mysterious holes and futuristic battles. The Space Monkey was born out of graffiti, but quickly transcended the genre into paintings, toys, silkscreens and housewares. A self-taught painter, Dalek discovered graffiti in 1994 in the rail yards of California and later Chicago. In addition to working as an assistant to Takashi Murakami, Dalek’s work has been shown in galleries across the country.