Extraterrestrial Animal Rocks Out in Chelsea Gallery

05.21.09 Will Sherman


A larger than life, silver bodied effigy of the extraterrestrial star from “Alien,” dominates a new exhibition of work by artist David Herbert. Opening tonight at Postermasters Gallery in Chelsea, the show titled “Nostalgia for Infinity” showcases the artist’s melding of slick pop culture and modern history into sculptures, video installations and paintings built from unlikely materials: chicken wire, spray foam, rusty steel, sculpey and cement. The show, which features a cardboard recreation of the primordial Mickey Mous cartoon “Steam Boat Willie,” opens from 6 to 8 PM tonight through June 27 at 459 West 19th Street.

Photo of “Monarch” by David Herbert via Postmasters