Saturday, July 3, 2010

Does it belong to Santa?

This being July, the Christmas in July exhibition at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York is appropriately timed. This whimsical/thought-provoking group show, curated by Simon Castets, is on view until July 31. Appropriately not messing with the title by ending in August.

Of the 31 pieces, I was drawn to Mandala (my mother loves christmas) 2010 by Christian Holstad. In short, a piece of yellow carpet with numerous precious items embedded in it. Oh, how I love carpet! According to the didactic, Mandala is comprised of yellow carpet, wood, vintage Christmas decorations, vintage bulbs, German tinsel, pubic hair, faux Japanese pine, polyester thread, gardening gloves with pvc dots, lint, dirt, pinecones, paint, candy cane residue, rust. The Hygiene Hunter's very own needle in a haystack.

Dear readers, you will be proud to know it took me less than five minutes to locate the lone curly hair that curiously resembles the coloring of that elusive bearded stranger. In speaking to Christian, he told me Mandala is an homage to his mother who, WAIT FOR THIS ... inspects hotel rooms before she will even have her luggage brought up.

I love Christian's mother. Hit.

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