Carly Mandel @ Hamtramck Ceramck (at Portage Garage)

Kiss Me Goodnight
Carly Mandel

Opening reception September 28 6-9pm
Hamtramck Ceramck
Portage Garage
2060 Norwalk
Hamtramck, MI

Kiss Me Goodnight features a selection of wellness prototype sculptures, offering magical realism to darkly connoted medical objects. The works juxtapose sterile chrome and almond beige with matte uneven surfaces and glossy fractured glass works. Through this pairing, Mandel creates dysfunctional objects representing a personal narrative within a multitude of handmade commercial medical objects.

Carly Mandel’s practice explores the medicalization of objects and people within contemporary capitalism. Her sculptures focus on capital representations of survival; commodities illustrating the inability to thrive independently, and the subversion of existence in reference to her own experiences in becoming medicalized.

Mandel (b. 1992 St. Louis, MO) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR in 2015. Mandel has shown sculptures and videos nationally and internationally. Mandel was the recipient of the emerging artist grant from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2017 and a recipient of a visiting artist fellowship with Urbanglass in 2019. She was featured in an interview in BOMB Magazine in 2018 written by Kerry Doran.