Galleria: The Sweet Life @ First Street Gallery

santiago5Gluttony is a sin, and a deadly one, at that. It’s never been on more embarrassing display than in the upper echelon of 21st Century America. While this collection of oil on canvas paintings is billed as a semi-autobiographical homage to consumption, it hints at something much deeper (and more dangerous) – namely, the long-term impact ongoing selfishness might have on future generations. Artist Nicole McCormick Santiago has tapped into something here, lighthearted but visceral; wholly indicative of how easily people shirk their responsibilities in the face of self-indulgence. On top of which, this exhibition includes pictures of cupcakes and glitter and soda and candy, and who on earth doesn’t like those?

(The Sweet Life by Nicole McCormick Santiago runs through June 15th at the First Street Gallery, Free, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209)

Five More For The Offing:

  • The Lovers by James Gortner @ Lyons Wier Gallery (Free, through June 1st, 542 West 24th Street)
  • Equilibrium by Christopher Evans @ Fischbach Gallery (Free, through 6/28, 210 11th Avenue, Suite 801)
  • One Hundred and Forty Characters featuring various artists @ Feldman Gallery (Free, 6/1 through 8/2, 31 Mercer Street)
  • Unique featuring various artists @ Von Lintel Gallery (Free, 6/1 through 7/12, 520 West 23rd Street)
  • Summer Sights featuring various artists @ Bernarducci Meisel Gallery (Free, 6/6 through 7/19, 37 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor)