June 13, 2002 - Smack Mellon - “h.b.p.” curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
June 13, 2002

“h.b.p.” curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

June 15 – July 21, 2002

Smack Mellon 
56 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud.

Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

Opening: Saturday, June 15, 6-9pm



h.b.p., curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Organized by Mauricio Laffitte-Soler

Including work by:

Adam Ames, Adriana Arenas Ilian, François Bucher, Linda Cummings, Hilda Daniels, Peter Dudek, Amy Eshoo, Douglas Gillock, Anthony Goicolea, Peter Gould, Christopher K. Ho, Anna Sew Hoy, Timothy Hutchings, Nick Kline, Larry Krone,

Jason Middlebrook, Lucas Monaco, Jonathan Podwil, Anton Vidokle, Micki Watanabe, Mark Williams

Exhibition dates: June 15 – July 21, 2002

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6pm

Opening reception: Saturday, June 15, 6-9pm

Location: Smack Mellon, 56 Water Street (dumbo), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: Kathleen Gilrain, Smack Mellon office 718-422-0989, gallery 718-834-8761 www.smackmellon.org

Smack Mellon is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled “h.b.p.”, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and organized by Mauricio Laffitte-Soler. The artists selected show work that reveals different visions on aspects of American culture and society.

“h.b.p.” is the articulation of a critical distance regarding the cultural self-imaging of the United States of America. What is meant by “self imaging” is the process by which a culture presents itself in the symbolic-not to say political-world order.

This is the land of the image; in the age of the banal and the artificial, in its recurrent fictitious claim to authenticity. “h.b.p.” is a kind of reportage on the brink of that fiction; a position of distance that intends to break the omnipresent blur of cultural products. What is saved, at all costs, is a solid principle of reality, a unified sense of the word “American”.

This exhibition is part of a continuing investigation of the subject by the curator and the artists.

After-party at 66 Water Street Bar, 9pm – on

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