Kiss Me Goodnight
Opening reception September 28 6-9pm
Kiss Me Goodnight features a selection of wellness prototype
sculptures, offering magical realism to darkly connoted medical objects.
The works juxtapose sterile chrome and almond beige with matte
uneven surfaces and glossy fractured glass works. Through this pairing,
Mandel creates dysfunctional objects representing a personal narrative
within a multitude of handmade commercial medical objects.
Carly Mandel's practice explores the medicalization of objects and
people within contemporary capitalism. Her sculptures focus on capital
representations of survival; commodities illustrating the inability to thrive
independently, and the subversion of existence in reference to her own
experiences in becoming medicalized.
Mandel (b. 1992 St. Louis, MO) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She
received her BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR
in 2015. Mandel has shown sculptures and videos nationally and
internationally. Mandel was the recipient of the emerging artist grant
from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2017 and a recipient of
a visiting artist fellowship with Urbanglass in 2019. She was featured in
an interview in BOMB Magazine in 2018 written by Kerry Doran.