Clayton’s Corner: “Exit the Fall” at Clayton’s Gallery

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 at 11:26 am by and

[Photo: Vice]

While some consider living in abandoned buildings and whatever makeshift shelter the city streets allow, artist Anthony Dominguez would certainly disagree. To him, this is freedom. In a past life, the guy had a roof over his head and a steady job as a sign painter. But that was enslavement, and this is now.

Dominguez dabbles in bleach art. As American Primitive Gallery tells it:

Incorporating his experience as a sign painter through symbols and words, he communicates a view of society that’s laced with irony and black humor. Skeletonized figures who dance on a fine line between life and death deliver their philosophical message. These began as circular stencils cut out of plastic.

Anyway, Dominguez is bringing his unique brand of creativity to Clayton Patterson’s Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street. The installation – “Exit the Fall” – kicks off tonight with a launch party at 7pm, and will thereafter be on view by appointment only.

Dominguez provided a statement to Vice as such:

To the people of New York, thank you for the opportunity you have given me to be a working artist and exercise being at peace with the Holy Spirit. We have to find our way the best we can. I just so happened to be lucky and realize what Christ was telling society about Exit The Fall. You mustn’t make it into a prison, the Fall being the intellects’ science theory. You won’t find the Holy Spirit there because the Fall is what society your mother and father give you. The Holy Spirit comes to you through the heart or being when you can make the Fall being you can discover god in you.”

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