November 24, 2015 // Design

Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery

If confronting the grotesqueness of capitalism sounds as good to you as a pumpkin spice latte right now, you should really make it your business to get on up to Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization, open now at Half Gallery on the Upper East Side. Schmidt’s drawings, made with colored pencils and a handful of ceramic pieces, explore the darker side of globalization. The pieces focus on the consistent ploy to market to consumers, even in seemingly holistic settings. Case in point: shiva as Santa Claus. Schmidt also incorporates Converse Campbell’s Soup Chuck Taylors, which, moments after writing this, we remembered we wanted and purchased online. Aaaaand it all comes full circle.

Blast Furnace Of Civilization runs through December 15 at Half Gallery, 43 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075 Tel: 212- 744-0151 halfgallery.com

Pics: Instagram/aurel_sex

Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery
Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery
Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery
Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery
Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery
Aurel Schmidt’s Blast Furnace Of Civilization Exhibition Is Open Now At Half Gallery

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