Sweet Toof’s ‘Dark Horse’ opens at Factory Fresh 4/29

Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)

Last spring London’s Sweet Toof came through New York just long enough to paint a few roof tops & murals and to charm just about everyone and anyone who he met. This spring he’s back again, with the promise of more painting, more charming, and his first New York solo exhibition at the Bushwick gallery Factory Fresh.

Dark Horse, which opens this Friday, will showcase Sweet Toof’s more classical painting chops in works heavily influenced by the Vanitas paintings of sixteenth century Europe, Mexican Day of the Dead iconography, Subway Art, and the underground comics of Vaughn Bodé. All made complete, of course, with plenty of his signature ‘gummy chompers’!

Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)

Sweet Toof presents Dark Horse

Opening April 29th, 7-10pm
On view till May 22nd, Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1-7pm

at Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(917) 682-6753

New Reasons to Swoon

Swoon is one of those artists who just never stops – there really is no telling where in the country or even the world she is going to pop up on any given day. Luckily for Brooklyn she seems to be spending quite a bit of time with us lately! In May she released the first ever monograph of her work as well as being a featured artist in Urban Art Projects’ inaugural Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition. Always one to direct public awareness to important (and often forgotten or overlooked) issues, Swoon created a domed sculpture that is an interpretation of the adobes that she will soon be building for homeless Haitians. That’s right: after the exhibition closes, Swoon and a team of artists and other volunteers will be traveling to Haiti to construct the huts in the disaster stricken areas of country. And as if we needed more reasons to love her, she just put up a beautiful new woodcut wheat paste in Brooklyn:

Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)