in "(RAD) Running à Dérive," Richard Haden's hyper-realist, painted-wood sculptures of imploded fire extinguishers or crumpled truck fenders and milk jugs are instantly recognizable. He's also an avid long-distance runner. So for his new show, Haden has moved beyond carving wood to create a collaborative video with Bill Bilowit titled Entering the Republic of Misery for an exhibit that also includes sculpture and digital prints.
While training for the upcoming New York Marathon, the artist strapped a GoPro athletic camera to his head and navigated through Miami's toughest inner-city neighborhoods. There he encountered a young woman who goes by the street name "Mercedes." The video portrays Mercedes's roller-coaster life of prostitution, drugs, jail, rehab, and intuitive urban survival.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon. Starts: Oct. 11. Continues through Nov. 12, 2011
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