You know the school of thought; one man’s trash is another’s man’s treasure? Well, Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley really examines that trope through eye-catching, conversational work that addresses the tension between individual and collective behavior, diving deep into environmental dilemmas to connect the past and present…and future. Wall Bait, which features playful and provocative fishing lures created from detritus found on northeast coastal beaches, tells a tale of local pollution and global maritime effects in a fresh, thoughtful and dare we say, alluring fashion. This Flavor is a full on sensational sea of discovery, and once you lay eyes on it you’ll be hooked. Trust us!
P.S. If you happen to be in NY now through April 2023, we highly recommend you catch Duke's DEATH TO THE LIVING, Long Live Trash exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum...where you can also experience the magic of Wall Bait as it works the entryway walls. ***Please note however, the size of the pattern at BKM is slightly larger due to the scope of the installation. So, this version will be a smidge smaller...but it is still super dynamic!