Wake Me When It’s Over

31 Mar

Check out Gabriel Brown‘s Dreamtime performance today at the Woolworth Building, noon-2p.m. and 8-10p.m. The artist will settle down for a snooze inside his Great Tasting Goodness! installation on a landfill-size bed of junk packaging whose loud colors could waken the dead.

“Should be pretty low profile,” says Brown. As if modeling after a set of Russian nesting dolls, the artist fits himself neatly inside a work about the pitfalls of consumerism, which is ironically situated inside the storefront window of a former retail giant in the heart of the financial district. Brown promises to be “dressed as an average suburban male wearing a cheap pair of sunglasses, a yellow-and-blue striped polo shirt, khaki pants, a brown belt, a shiny watch, brown socks, and a pair of brown loafers while listening to my i-Pod.” Cardboard packaging slathered with garish colors and advertising slogans covers the floor and walls of the exhibit, threatening to suffocate any who dare to enter.

The American dream, indeed.

One Response to “Wake Me When It’s Over”


  1. Welcome Our Summer Intern Gabriel Brown | Spaceworks Tacoma - June 11, 2013

    […] created an installation in Woolworth Window #2 in Spring 2011. Click here to read about […]

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