EXHIBITIONS

9/2017 IN GOOD COMPANY
GROUP SHOW
NEW YORK, NY

11/2016 JF CHEN 6666
SOLO SHOW
LOS ANGELES, CA

5/2016 MATERIAL LUST ANNEX
PRIVATE INSTALLATION
LES NEW YORK, NY

11/2016 FERNANDO SANTANGELO PRIVATE INSTALLATION
SOHO NEW YORK, NY

5/2015 COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR GROUP SHOW
NEW YORK, NY

3/2015 VOLTA ART FAIR
SOLO INSTALLATION
NEW YORK, NY

ACQUISITIONS / AUCTIONS

4/2018 CHRYSTIE'S
JF CHEN COLLECTION
NEW YORK, NY
DERMA SKIN II, 2016

7/2016 BROOKLYN MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTION ACQUISITION
BROOKLYN, NY
THE AMALGAM STAND, 2015

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IN GOOD COMPANY
GROUP SHOW
NEW YORK, NY

Artist, Fernando Mastrangelo invited MATEIRAL LUST to be a part of a group show at his studio which served as a platform for exchange. The dedicated space allowed for total experimentation through ‘In Good Company,’ a curated group exhibitions of artists, designers, architects, and jewelers. Joined by a common sensibility, they gathered together in a celebration of community while debuting never-seen-before works in the spirit of the avant-garde.

9/2017

 

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JF CHEN 6666
SOLO SHOW
LOS ANGELES, CA

In the Los Angeles solo debut of their current body of work Material Lust created environmental vignettes connecting the historical to the contemporary. A curatorial collaboration with Bianca Chen, using JF Chen's renowned collection, Material Lust was showcased among the legendary collection of eclectic period pieces, giants of early modern design, and their admired selections of artists. The installation will exhibit the absolute control the past has on our future.

11/ 2016

 

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MATERIAL LUST ANNEX
PRIVATE INSTALLATION
LES NEW YORK, NY

The Material Lust ANNEX was an experimental, artist-run space that redefined the concept of a Total Work of Art. The ANNEX served as host to an evolving series of installations that represent fully realized environments, from sound to scent. Located on the Lower East Side AT 195 CHRYSTIE, the burgeoning heart of New York’s art world, it was a space that transcended the gallery method. Simultaneously immersive and enigmatic, primitive and progressive, alluring and abstract, a radical venue for outsider art. Here, we drew inspiration from dreams, deviance, and the work of our Surrealist heroes to create design that’s challenging, confrontational, and provocative. Though we welcomed the opportunity to work alongside our peers, our philosophy is and was purely Solitarian. We were split from the system and severed from the machine. We seeked to appropriate what’s banal and bourgeois, salvaging from the old something that remains unspoiled—and, from darkness, forging a sensitivity, an awareness, and a respect for what’s often misunderstood. While we honored the past—relying extensively on old-world methods and materials—we were in relentless pursuit of new ideas, crafting innovative forms that stray from mass production and mindless consumption. We believed in art as heirloom and creative collaboration as a path to liberation. Thus the ANNEX was born.

Here, MATERIAL LUST debuted their first video installation APOSTATE.

WATCH THE FILM HERE

5/2016

 

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FERNANDO SANTANGELO PRIVATE INSTALLATION
SOHO, NY

Interior Designer FERNANDO SANTANGLEO created a temporary BERLIN DEKO TEA ROOM installation using work from Material Lust.

11 / 2016

 

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COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR GROUP SHOW
NEW YORK, NY

FICTIONAL FURNITURE debuted at Collective Design Fair where MATERIAL LUST explored a fascination with development and design, striving to create ‘subconscious’ heirlooms by injecting high design into the minds of children. With an influence rooted in the surreal, a gender-neutral monochromatic palette, each piece transcends the playroom to make a bold statement about the sweet fierceness of childhood throughout the ages.

5/2015

 

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VOLTA ART FAIR
SOLO INSTALLATION
NEW YORK, NY

Unveiled at VoltaNY 2015 the Vanishing Twin chair was a rebirth of the Pagan chair released in 2014, a part of an installation that featured a daily cycle of ritual seating arrangements interacting with the gallery booths surrounding.

5/2015