As we continue to consume compulsively and poison our environment (fuck you, imaginary grandkids!), artist Matt Campbell says “We know it’s bad but we can’t stop – because we love all the cool shiny new stuff we make.” So here’s the cool shiny stuff he made: manufactured, loved, trashed, then rescued and “entombed in a symbolic black rubber skin” (acrylic, really) – these cuddly little guilt trips cry out from a dead world with their button eyes. The New Zealender/ex-Japan-dweller/New Yorker’s solo exhibit at Gallery Hanahou opens tomorrow with tons of these cute, oily nightmares.

“Out of the Black,” Matt Campbell, Apr 1 – Apr 30, Gallery Hanahou, New York City