Artist Zane Lewis infuses rainbow vomit into Dakota Fanning’s Marc Jacobs ad
We live and breathe in a YOUTHQUAKE. Now, more than ever, people glorify perfect bodies and faces, the younger the better. So when an artist spends hours cutting up Chanel ads and collages them onto the face of Jesus Christ dying on a cross, you start to realize, honey, you can’t take it with you. Youth, beauty, even the Chanel thigh high boots. At the Mixed Greens Gallery in Chelsea, painter Zane Lewis seems to be saying just that. Also, fashion and religious icons interchange, both are worshipped.
The show, live until this Saturday evening, October 3rd, not only shows the deterioration of spirit behind the images we uphold in the fashionable world but also plays with perception. Skulls painted on mirrors are displayed in full length so that the viewer wonders who is looking back at them. What do we see in the mirror? Ultimately we end up a naked cranium. One of the skulls reflects light on the floor like xray eyes, life still glimmering. Cool.
I’m not sure who is going to meet us on the other side, or if another side exists. Pretty sure it won’t be Karl Lagerfeld. As for, Coco Chanel, she just might be in hell.
Zane Lewis, Mixed Greens Gallery, 531 West 26th Street, through evening October 3rd. Pictured below: Zane Lewis, Why Have You Forsaken Me (Death and the Impossibility of Eternal Youth) 2009