Daily Lazy: Zack Rafuls at Marvin Gardens / Queens NYC

Daily Lazy, March 12, 2022
Marvin Gardens is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition of Brooklyn based artist Zack Rafuls. What seems at first glance an evenly-paced installation, soon turns into a complex journey through sensitive and nuanced details in image and material. Rafuls’ materials are sui generis, and New York City offers a Babylonian library of found material. Thrift store frying pans full of disparate detritus suspended like insects in amber or Mandarin oranges floating in an aspic mold. Found toothbrushes bound together in cement align to stare at an image of a Brueghel folded into one corner, and gaze at a magnificent explosion in another, like captive audiences forced to stand and consider notions of the sublime.