Daphne Fitzpatrick returned to the New York art world with a cool and breezy walk through the Dada-hood with “Whistle and Flute,” at American Contemporary. Fitzpatrick’s show is a wry tongue in cheek look at the art world and the artist’s practice through the lens of a film buff slash literary critic. A veritable animated junkyard of throw away goods, these re-purposed objects hang in the balance precariously on top of each other as you wait for the cheese to drop the, the book to topple or a wire to snap. Fitzpatrick is always on the look out for a new piece to an ever expanding puzzle, no curb side dump, worn out tool, or random phrase goes unexamined. Everything has potential under Fitzpatrick’s clever grip.
The only catch is that “Whistle and Flute” closed earlier this year, so you’ll have to catch Fitzpatrick somewhere else in the future, which I guarantee will be right around the corner.
“Whistle and Flute”, American Contemporary, New York, NY
November 8 – December 23 2012