Lena Henke, Michael Craig-Martin
Apple Red Cranberry House
4 Nov – 23 Dec 2022
The Upstairs at 39 Walker

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Lena Henke & Michael Craig-Martin, Apple Red Cranberry House, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2022

Bortolami is pleased to present a two-person exhibition with Lena Henke and Michael Craig-Martin in the Upstairs. Staged in a former loft converted into a gallery space, the show combines the interiors of home with the outside world.

In this unique pairing, the two artists’ off-kilter, vividly multi-colored sculptures and paintings offer imaginative approaches to quotidian household objects. Craig-Martin’s sleek acrylic paintings of idealized household sundries, fruit, and flora meet Henke’s miniaturized houses and ceramic lily pads, along with her rubber-coated, 3-D milled kitchen appliances.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM–6 PM & by appointment.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Better be old iron than new tin (Mixer)

Better be old iron than new tin (Mixer), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled The mind is like an umbrella Its most useful when open (Saftpresse)

The mind is like an umbrella Its most useful when open (Saftpresse), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey (Kaffee)

Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey (Kaffee), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Form Follows Feminine (Kueche)

Form Follows Feminine (Kueche), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (apple red)

Untitled (apple red), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Lily Pad

Lily Pad, 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Orange Shelter

Orange Shelter, 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (tulip)

Untitled (tulip), 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (flesh)

Untitled (flesh), 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Baby Blue House after Orsini

Baby Blue House after Orsini, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Cranberry House after Orsini

Cranberry House after Orsini, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bumblebee House after Orsini

Bumblebee House after Orsini, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (purple/turquoise)

Untitled (purple/turquoise), 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (magenta)

Untitled (magenta), 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Biodiversity

Biodiversity, 2022