New Release is proud to present Story Book Land, a solo exhibition by Stephen McClintock.
Integrating sculpture, projection and photographic paintings, Story Book Land lends a haunting invitation to view both the stagnation and progression of nostalgia.
For several years McClintock has been exploring the coin-operated rides that can still be found in front of delis and supermarkets across New York City. After taking both photographs and analog video of these mostly abandoned units, he then distorts the images using a video synth; removing the clear image and devolving it to no more than an apparition. In the final step to complete the work, McClintock then transfers the image using a UV dye in an altered photogram process. This series leans towards the primary colors of blue, red and yellow, paying homage to the original Story Book Land amusement park sign of the artist's childhood.
The exhibition also includes a wall sculpture, merging a car boot and image projection of a tire on homasote material. The boot arrests the non-tangible tire, refusing the tire's ability to spin and leaving it stationary.
Stephen McClintock was born in New Jersey in 1984. He has had a solo show Hood Pass at Louis B. James in New York, NY. He has also exhibited in group shows including Mental at Muddguts in Brooklyn, NY, GREEN at the Spring Break Art Fair in New York, NY and in New Release's video exhibition this past summer in New York, NY. Stephen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Story Book Land opens on February 21st from 6-9 PM and goes through March 26th, 2016.