April 8, 2021
Mark Flood, Dominoes
Ever Gold [Projects]
April 14 – May 15, 2021
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
The Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△), in conjunction with Ever Gold [Projects], presents Dominoes, a solo exhibition by Mark Flood which will open up simultaneously in real life at Ever Gold and in virtual reality at M○C△ on April 14th. Dominoes will feature Flood’s first NFTs, as well as analog counterparts on canvas.
The increasingly feeble-minded Flood has suggested that he views his perfect NFTs as “souls” and the relatively flawed paint-on-canvas versions as “bodies that are born in blood, struggle, suffer, and eventually die.”
Flood’s NFTs are digital designs created by the artist over the last five years. They are created with the same novel techniques Flood used for other traditional painting series to “hyper-evolve” corporate logos, US Flags, Rothko paintings, and typography. Works from these series have been featured in exhibitions such as Available NASDAQ Symbol, (Zach Feuer), GOOGLE MURDER-SUICIDE (Maccarone, New York), Astroturf Yelp Review Says Yes (Peres Projects, Berlin), American Buffet Upgrade, (Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London), and The Insider Art Fair (Center 548, New York).
Flood’s NFTs will be released on SuperRare under the name american_buffet, in a series of drops beginning on opening night of the exhibition. SuperRare describes itself as an online “marketplace to collect and trade unique, single-edition digital artworks.”
The traditional painted acrylic-on-canvas versions of Flood’s NFTs will be on view at Ever Gold [Projects] in San Francisco as the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery. These paintings were created over the last few months as “portraits” of the NFTs, and each NFT has a corresponding 60 × 48 inch painting. The Paintings and the NFTs are offered separately.
Flood refers to these new artworks as “Dominoes” simply because they remind him of domino games from childhood. Specifically, the designs remind him of the ivory game-pieces crowded together face-down in “the boneyard.”
Four of Flood’s NFTs have already been acquired by M○C△ and under the curatorial vision of the director, Colborn Bell, have each been transformed into virtual reality site-specific architectural experiences, each displaying the NFT artwork that the space was designed after.
For more information, visit Ever Gold [Projects]’s site.