WNYC reports on Scope:
This was no open studio. Miraculously, Scope presented hundreds of contemporary art without once inspiring that gut-wrenching and sometimes inevitable response to art that bemoans “I am so embarrassed for you right now”. Many of the artist lurked about as well, some in feathers, some in lab coats.
A lab coat was surprisingly apropos garb for artist Jon Burgerman, who (with his colleagues Ollie and Jorg) was hosting a makeshift space called the “Lossy Data Lab”. The lab was hardly different than other science labs, ink blots made of drying coffee stained paper, a cardboard laptop and even (missing) lab rats, who were, according to Burgerman, very hungry.
Burgerman explained, while wearing a pasta strainer on his head tied down with pink-neon thread (wires), that he would like to interact with people…you know, measure their brain waves.
If emotional shock therapy doesn’t sound like ahhht to you, maybe a gaggle of enormous black squid can tantalize you with their tentacles. Artist Camille Rose Garcia is a painter, sculptor and heirloom doll maker who is presenting her work at Scope through a hybrid design; both installation and painting.
Her work featured paintings of sea animals and people with wide-eyes, glitter, bright colors and long, curling hair. Like a page from a retro goth-pop book, the images were as childlike as they were frightening. In the corner of her space there were several four-foot squids, their inky appendages dripping down the walls, next to another doll named “Peppermint Man”.
Scoping Scope (WNYC)