Look at This! “It’s Always Summer on the Inside” at Anton Kern

Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery
Courtesy the artist and the Pace Gallery, photo by G.R. Christmas
Courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery, New York, Hauser & Wirth, photo by Thomas Muller
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, photo by Alessandro Zambianchi
Courtesy the artist
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery

The summer show at Anton Kern takes its title from a 1970s wetsuit advertisement. The artists in the show play not only with the sunny image of “It’s Always Summer” but also the strangely contradictory “on the Inside,” looking at shared experiences and interior turmoil or freedom. (See Mark Flood’s ENJOY BLOOD, which is simultaneously funny and ominous.)

Here’s a preview of the show, which was organized by Dan McCarthy (whose work also appears in the gallery) and is up through Aug. 17.