~THE STATION/HELLO Meth Lab with a view !!
JUSTIN LOWE & JONAH FREEMAN’S huge, detailed, allegorical ? and extremely fabulous installation for THE STATION – ‘Hello Meth Lab with a view’ – scored lots of press & attention, even amidst the crush of the Miami Fair weekend, even scoring a “Best of Miami Art Fair” rating, with a big installation photo, in the New York Times/review of the Miami Art Fair 2008 weekend.
see: the NEW YORK TIMES COVERAGE of THE STATION/’Hello Meth Lab with a view’/ THE STATION/and scroll down to the UP-DATE !!
‘Hello Meth Lab with a view’ – scored so much momentum – it is going to be re-constructed at DEITCH PROJECTS, NYC – this June 2009 !! – so us New Yorkers can get to see – what the big commotion was all about, first hand !!
This highly detailed (traveling/adaptable) site specific installation took up over 1,300 sq.ft. of The Station/Miami’s huge exhibition space. ELEANOR CAYRE, THE STATION’S originator/director/producer wrote to tell us that it took JUSTIN LOWE and JONAH FREEMAN, and a couple of friends, about 3 weeks to install ‘Hello Meth Lab with a view’ – and that they are even now engrossed in the detailed process of ‘de-installing’ it – so it can be re-incarnated at Deitch Projects this summer. The project is supposedly going to re-surface with a new twist in the name. Word on the street is DEITCH is giving the boys a nice budget to work with, and 5,000 sq. ft. to go wild in – so the next ‘Meth Lab’, in NYC – should be a big blow-out as well.
The first ‘Meth Lab’ was called ‘Hello Meth Lab in the sun’ and was exhibited at BALLROOM MARFA, in Texas. ALEXANDRE SINGH was part of that project, but he has since dropped out, to pursue his own projects.
luckily for us, JONAH FREEMAN, just sent us a whole bunch of his personal, WONDERFUL pix, of THE STATION/MIAMI 2008 – ‘Hello Meth Lab with a view’ – !!
the approach. it was a narrative of a hidden Meth lab – located behind a seemingly conservative gallery exhibit. lots of metaphors, there !!
JUSTIN LOWE, JONAH FREEMAN, ‘Hello Meth Lab with a view’, THE STATION/MIAMI,
DEC 2 – 7, 2008.
ALL PHOTOS BY JONAH FREEMAN.