Designer Drug

Narcomedusa may sound like the name of a pretty little pill, but it’s actually a type of jellyfish, and the subject of a new exhibit from artist and Proenza Schouler’s art director Alejandro Cardenas. His interest in the creature—rarely glimpsed by humans, and only deeeep under the sea—arose working alongside Lazaro and Jack, as the duo’s spring collection was inspired by the life aquatic. For his part, Cardenas created brightly hued, abstract watercolors, ultimately defining the paintings through the use of black gouache and ink. His works are semi-psychedelic, meant to evoke the sight of a sea creature caught in a submarine spotlight. Through February 28 at James Fuentes gallery.


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