M○C△ and Ever Gold [Projects] Present:
Visit the Metaverse exhibition at M○C△ here
View the NFTs on SuperRare here
View the online viewing room of physical paintings here
Make an appointment to see the physical exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] here
The Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△), in conjunction with Ever Gold [Projects], presents Dominoes, a solo exhibition by Mark Flood which will open up simultaneously in real life at Ever Gold and in virtual reality at M○C△. Dominoes will feature Flood’s first NFTs, as well as analog counterparts on canvas.
The increasingly feeble-minded Flood has suggested that he views his perfect NFTs as “souls” and the relatively flawed paint-on-canvas versions as “bodies that are born in blood, struggle, suffer, and eventually die.”
Flood’s NFTs are digital designs created by the artist over the last five years. They are created with the same novel techniques Flood used for other traditional painting series to “hyper-evolve” corporate logos, US Flags, Rothko paintings, and typography. Works from these series have been featured in exhibitions such as Available NASDAQ Symbol, (Zach Feuer), GOOGLE MURDER-SUICIDE (Maccarone, New York), Astroturf Yelp Review Says Yes (Peres Projects, Berlin), American Buffet Upgrade, (Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London), and The Insider Art Fair (Center 548, New York).
Flood’s NFTs will be released on SuperRare under the name american_buffet, in a series of drops beginning on opening night of the exhibition. SuperRare describes itself as an online “marketplace to collect and trade unique, single-edition digital artworks.”
The traditional painted acrylic-on-canvas versions of Flood’s NFTs will be on view at Ever Gold [Projects] in San Francisco as the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery. These paintings were created over the last few months as “portraits” of the NFTs, and each NFT has a corresponding 60 x 48 inch painting. The Paintings and the NFTs are offered separately.
Flood refers to these new artworks as “Dominoes” simply because they remind him of domino games from childhood. Specifically, the designs remind him of the ivory game-pieces crowded together face-down in “the boneyard.”
Four of Flood’s NFTs have already been acquired by M○C△ and under the curatorial vision of the director, Colborn Bell, have each been transformed into virtual reality site-specific architectural experiences, each displaying the NFT artwork that the space was designed after.
In April 2020, M○C△ was launched inside of Somnium Space, a virtual world built on the Ethereum blockchain and accessible through VR and desktop web experiences. Aside from the showcasing of the Museum’s permanent collection, since inception the Museum has put forward six artist solo shows and co-hosted 15+ artist exhibitions through its incubator. For its unique programming, M○C△ is the most well-regarded institution in crypto art, owning one of the largest and most historic collections of tokenized artworks in the world.
About Mark Flood:
Mark Flood is an American artist. Mark Flood is the collective identity enacted by a group of international artists, poets, musicians and deadbeats. Mark Flood is somebody, formerly nobody, who did something somewhere, formerly nowhere. Mark Flood was born a while back and will cease to exist when you stop reading this.
Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△)
Somnium Space, Metaverse
Ever Gold [Projects]
1275 Minnesota Street
SF, CA, 94107
Discord: Ever Gold #7308
3D walkthrough of the IRL exhibition.
Ever Gold [Projects] past exhibitions with Mark Flood:
Paintings from the Postwar Era, 2019
Paintings from the War for Social Justice, 2016
Some Frequently Assked Questins , 2015 (in our old location)
Mark Flood (b. 1957, Houston, TX) is an interdisciplinary artist known for his dystopic, punk-informed sensibility. Flood’s work developed out of his background in the local Houston punk scene, where he designed concert flyers and performed in the band Culturcide. Flood later worked as a museum assistant for the Menil Collection and often cites art historical references in his work. His appropriative assemblages, inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell, offer ironic critiques of the art world by hijacking its jargon and serially deploying slogans like “ANOTHER PAINTING” and “ART FAIR FEVER!” Recognized for his contrarian attitude, Flood turns the format of declarative, all-caps sloganeering against itself. His dark, irreverent sense of humor is consistent across his distressed paintings and sculptures, which assimilate provocative catchphrases, finance infographics, altered logos, warped celebrity headshots, and ghostly torn lace.
Flood’s work is represented in the Contemporary Art Collection of Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, Alabama; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Menil Collection, Houston; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo, Japan; Berezdivin Collection, Santurce, Puerto Rico; and the Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA