Kiss Me Goodnight

Carly Mandel

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.