Dave Cicirelli: Vanity Project
Located at 26 Fulton Street & 117 Beekman Street.
Closed Until Further Notice
Wallplay is pleased to present Dave Cicirelli’s Vanity Project. The exhibition includes a series of kinetic and kaleidoscopic immersive sculptures which both celebrate and mock selfie culture in plain sight. The first proof-of-concept for Cicirelli’s infinity shapes in a fine art context presents a preview into the ambitious scope of his latest work-in-progress. Vanity Project aims to shine a light on corrupted public validation, obstructed intimacy, and the aspiration of selfless self-expression.
This is the first publicly accessible version of Cicirelli’s Infinity Cube series. The sculptures allow for video to be integrated into the popularized “infinity” experience, while still preserving an uninterrupted and multiplied landscape. Each work, which contains both mirrored glass and moving image, can best be described playfully as “kinetic and transparent Zwirner-exploited Kusamas’ turned on their head”. Additionally, they are fully observable from the outside. Yet once inside, visitors will only be able to view the interior. This allows for an audience to have two-way mirror access to the self-indulgences of participants who venture within.
The abstract implications of virtual life are distilled through Cicerelli’s repeated landscape. At its most basic level, the sculptures create the illusion of depth—both literally and figuratively. Visitors will step inside the installation to essentially look into a screen, but that screen doubles as a mirror–carrying their own image and reproducing it endlessly.