Paradiso Contrapasso
Curated by Observatory’s G.F. Newland
with Lord WhimsyPlankton Art Co and Susan Crawford

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 14th, 8:00 PM
Proteus Gowanus , 543 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

The exhibit will be on view from October 14th – November 28th, 2010
Thursdays & Fridays 3-6; Saturdays & Sundays 12-6

To compliment the recent opening of Paradise, a year long event at Proteus Gowanus, Observatory explores the theme: Paradiso Contrapasso. In Dante’s Inferno, Paradiso Contrapasso distinguishes each sinner by making his or her punishment uniquely appropriate to the committed sin, so that every soul inhabits a Hell all its own. Observatory encouraged artists to consider divine comedic retribution in all of its possible representations. The emphasis is on “Divine” and “Comedy”, and on our superstitious fear of getting what we wish for!

Martin Bland
Erich Carlle
Dennis Corrigan
Matthew Cox
Lord Whimsy / Allen Crawford
John Dilworth
Arlene Ducao
Joanna Ebenstein
Crista Grauer
Andrew Keating
Ilias Koen
Luis Locarno
Heather Masciandaro
Richard Meyer
GF Newland
Alison Overton
Herbert Pfostl
Rebecca Posner
James Prochnik
Rachel Rabhan
R. Sikoryak
Melissa Stern
Alison Termine
Friese Undine