Cheap Models’ solo exhibition chronicled a downtown New York love story between the artists, Eoghan Barra and Laia Miret.
Glitter, McDonald’s, the L train, the Statue of Liberty and zebra print: Cheap Models’ solo exhibition showing at Wallplay from July 15 chronicles a downtown New York love story between the artists, Eoghan Barra and Laia Miret. Photography of (mostly naked) bodies alongside found objects evokes a quiet romanticism both domestic and urban.
The intersection between human and non-human bodies in the pieces are at the same time tender and clever. In their photographs, they use the camera self-reflexively as a nuanced iteration of ‘the selfie.’ Elegantly and playfully presented, Cheap Models capture an aesthetic of a generation, and a sense of place, that is evocative as it is provocative. – Charlotte Farrell