Mark Flood & Preston Douglas
Curated by Greg Meza
PRP: 508 Fabrication St, Dallas, TX 75212
July 10–July 31, 2021
Opening Reception: July 10, 2021, 6-8pm CDT
Painting has been dead for so long, all that is left are the bones of the stretcher bar skeleton. And a few scraps of barbeque. Preston’s art – it’s haunted by a ghost, a wispy fashionable fabric ghost, printed with the media memories that haunts the rectilinear aluminum graves.
Mark’s art – drying on a wooden rack. There are a few scraps of collage meat, chunks of withered meanings and dusty feelings. Plus a dummy munition to scare the maid.
Come to the cemetery and see the latest art we’ve dug up.
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Mark Flood, Dominoes , 2021, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, installation view
Mark Flood, Dominoes
April 14 – May 15, 2021
Ever Gold [Projects]
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.
Mark Flood, Vote For Law And Order [Orange On Raw Cardboard], 1992, acrylic on cardboard, 36 × 36 inches, 91.4 × 91.4 cm; 36½ × 36½ inches, 92.7 × 92.7 cm (framed)
Mark Flood in World Peace
October 8, 2020—January 17, 2021
19 Newtown Turnpike
Westport, CT 06880
Curated to appear together for the first time, the works in World Peace reflect the culture of identity, and the divided and fractured political climate of America’s past and present. This timely and compelling multi-media exhibition contains photography, sculpture, video, site-specific installations, works on paper and protest art that address the culture of American politics. The group show features both local and world-renowned artists, featuring commentary on contemporary media culture, the criminal justice system, and the relationship between science and religion.
Showcased local and international artists include: Enrico Baj, Robert Beck, Huma Bhabha, Nayland Blake, Jennifer Bolande, Alexander Calder, Class Action Collective, Renee Cox, Catharine Czudej, Jessica Diamond, Marcel Dzama, Naiad Einsel, Mark Flood, Richard Frank, Nicholas Galanin, Richard Hamilton, Spencer Heyfron, Jonathan Horowitz, Corita Kent, Glenn Ligon, Marilyn Minter, Cady Noland, Spencer Platt, Wendy Red Star, Tabor Robak, Lorraine Schneider, Taryn Simon, Devin Troy Strother, Tracy Sugarman, Frank Thiel, Hank Willis Thomas, Bill Traylor and Julia Wachtel.
MoCA Westport Executive Director Ruth Mannes and Director of Exhibitions Liz Leggett collaborated with Todd von Ammon, art dealer, independent curator and director of von ammon co., in Washington, D.C. to curate the exhibition.
Mark Flood’s Protest Signs from 1992
Book Launch and signing with a brief musical interlude.
A special edition of 50 will be available.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6–8 pm
136 E 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
Protest Signs from 1992 is available here.