In the Weston’s first exhibitions of its season, Ryan Mulligan, Casey Riordan Millard and Michael Sharber reinforce the overt qualities of fantasy and illustration in one another’s work, while also calling attention to more understated emo-aesthetics and pseudo-spirituality.
Ryan Mulligan’s seriously funny installation I’ll Just Ask Dad is being shown in the Weston’s street-level space. Mulligan’s illustrative sets, drawings and props are bursting with diaristic reflections and humble confession.
The level of whimsy only escalates as visitors to the two lower level galleries are greeted by the beginning of Casey Riordan Millard’s Virtue in the Struggle. The central character of Millard’s works on paper and sculpture is Shark Girl, a slender bodied waif with the head of a wide-eyed shark that is dressed in a poofy Alice in Wonderland skirt. A
lso on view is Michael Sharber’s Form as Cognitive System. The works in the exhibition are playful, loopy takes on traditional fresco painting.
On view Tuesday-Sunday through Dec. 6. Get gallery details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.