Continuing through April 15, 2018
Charlemagne Palestine covers the walls and floors of the gallery with stuffed animals of all colors, shapes and sizes. Transforming the space into a menagerie of discarded toys (he calls them orphans), “CCORNUUOORPHANOSSCCOPIAEEAANORPHANSSHHORNOFFPLENTYYY” plays with our emotions in an installation that is both sentimental and repulsive. It is difficult not to gravitate to the cute-ness of the objects while simultaneously being hyper aware of over saturation and consumer culture. The animals have been organized by size, color and character — some familiar like the Minions or Elmo— to cover pianos and cascade out from bath-tubs. Others float toward the ceiling in home-made boats. In addition to numerous arrays of animals, Palestine has also painted the windows as well as the walls to create an immersive environment for these journeying creatures.