Recap: Dabs and Myla "Break Night Lovers" at Known Gallery

By - Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Dabs and Myla opened their latest exhibition at Known Gallery this past Saturday. Break Night Lovers is the first immersive installation the couple has put together at Known, which currently takes over the secondary showroom in the gallery. The room was hand painted floor to ceiling over a four day period. Saturated bands of rainbow colors provided the setting for the couples recognizable cartoon style that incorporates inanimate objects painted as characters with expressions of maddening happiness. Heavily painted and decorated like a rainbow doused studio apartment where every piece of furniture has a face and character all of its own, Break Night Lovers makes you feel as though you have stepped into some crazy animated alternate reality. Each object and piece of furniture exhibits the same maniacal grin and empty eyes, as endearing as it is unsettling. Everything else in the room and including the walls is meticulously hand painted. It is mind boggling to know the level of detail that was achieved within such a short amount of time. Even the variegated refrigerator contents have hand painted faces, which also included hand painted spray paint cans that were almost completely sold out before the opening took place. The show was well received, the room was virtually filled to capacity throughout the evening. Break Night Lovers is one of the most highly anticipated installations Known Gallery’s secondary showroom has seen to date. Running right along side KC Ortiz and Rime’s Sketchy M%#therfuckers, this is definitely a must see show. Click through the gallery above for exclusive photos from opening night. Text: Kelso Photo: Birdman

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