The ninth artist in the Brooklyn Museum’s Raw/Cooked series presenting under-the-radar Brooklyn artists is Sunset Park–based Caitlin Cherry. For her Raw/Cooked project, titled Hero Safe, Cherry has created three painting installations that draw upon Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches for large-scale weapons. Each installation includes a large wood structure that acts as a support for one of her paintings. Two are positioned in the Contemporary Art Galleries’ overlooks and appear to be aimed at the chandelier in the Beaux-Arts Court below. The third is situated within the brick arcade in the Rubin Lobby.
Raw/Cooked presents a series of projects by Brooklyn artists who have been invited by the Museum, with support from Bloomberg, to show their first major museum exhibitions. The artists are given the opportunity to work with the Museum’s collections and to display their artworks in spaces of their choosing, however unconventional.
The four artists in the series’ second season were recommended by an advisory board of well-known Brooklyn artists. Museum curator Eugenie Tsai made the final selections. Caitlin Cherry was recommended by Michael Joo.
Raw/Cooked is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Caitlin Cherry, Dual-Firing Trebuchet Artcraft "Virgin On The Rocks," 2013, Oil on canvas with wood and rope construction, 108 x 108 x 48 inches, dimensions variable with installation. Photo by the Brooklyn Museum.
Caitlin Cherry, Dual-Capable Catapult Artcraft "Your Last Supper Sucker," 2013, Oil on canvas with wood and rope construction, 72 x 96 x 120 inches, dimensions variable with installation. Photo by the Brooklyn Museum.
Caitlin Cherry, Dual-Loading Crossbow Artcraft "Chateau Deat Row," 2013, Oil on canvas with wood and rope construction, dimensions variable with installation. Photo by the Brooklyn Museum.
Caitlin Cherry in her studio. Photo by Pierce Jackson.