Luis Miguel Bendaña brings a brand new solo exhibition called Pig Trough this week, opening at Allen & Eldridge, located within NYC’s James Fuentes gallery, on August 19.
For his solo show, Nicaraguan-American artist who also runs Queer Thoughts knits a composition “in a layer of polyester threads”. Taking the “firing squad” mentality of reality show binge-watching as his point of inspiration, Bendaña examines the schizophrenic and mindless cycle of our “collective trauma”.
Knitting is chosen because it is so elastic, so “soft and painful” and because “it is so absorbent of memory”. These bits of string are then adorned with paper clippings, a kind of “knitted tableau” that “reveals the artist’s utopian aspirations”.
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