Art & Design

RH Gallery’s ‘Savage Detectives’ Featuring Sandy Kim, Jack Greer, and Peter Sutherland Opens Tonight

Art & Design

RH Gallery’s ‘Savage Detectives’ Featuring Sandy Kim, Jack Greer, and Peter Sutherland Opens Tonight

Sandy Kim, Joe(Detail), 2012. C-Print
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Anarchy, skate culture, eternal youth, apocalyptic optimism – these are just some of the words used to describe The Savage Detectives, an art installation curated by Tyler Healy that opens at RH Gallery today.  Part Larry Clark’s Kids and part Ryan McGinley’s raw digital portraiture, the multi-media exhibit brings an inherently New York approach to the subject matter of youth as art. Six local artists contributed to the show: Jack Greer, Tyler Healy, Dean Levin, Sandy Kim, Evan Roberts and Peter Sutherland. Three of the artisans – Healy, Levin and Roberts – actually share a workspace in The Brooklyn Navy Yard, resulting in a conversation between the pieces, not only in the gallery, but in their original birth and creation as well. Furthermore, Greer is a member of the Red Hook-based Still House Group, an organization run by young artists that promotes a communal method, providing space to both work and present. And lastly, BULLETT contributor/photographer Sandy Kim’s confessional and raw photos will also be on display. One can extract that youth is about unison, a community that all experienced at one time, immersed in the madness of newfound sexuality and ventures. An emotional rollercoaster, The Savage Detectives aims to capture these thrills and exploitations through mediums of paint, sculpture, photography and installation. The title of the show spurred from a book by the same name by Roberto Bolaño, an interconnected account of more than forty aspiring writers, fast-paced and hedonistic, exploring great pleasures and great pains. As Bolaño writes, “…what a shame that we die, and get old, and everything good goes galloping away from us.”

 

Opening Reception: September 18, 6-8 pm, RH Gallery, 137 Duane St. (Show runs until October 24th.)