Randy Colosky
Ice Capades
Brilliant Champions Gallery
5 Central Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Residency: July 29 – August 18, 2016
Exhibition: August 19 – September 6, 2016
Opening Reception: August 19, 6-9 pm

August 19, Brilliant Champions Gallery opens Ice Capades, an exhibition to conclude interdisciplinary artist Randy Colosky’s month-long residency with the gallery. Colosky has created a site-specific installation using isolated elements of refrigeration systems as materials. Compressors and evaporators extract water from the humid summer air, freezing it into cooling lines arranged around the gallery. The exhibition takes its name from the traveling ice skating show that ran from 1940 to 1995. Colosky, who grew up on the tail end of the Cold War, draws attention to the relationship between war and spectacles of entertainment, writing “the battle for No Nukes was being chanted by Jackson Brown in Central Park and a potential holocaust was still just a red button away the Kremlin. As kids, to get though the weight of it all, we just watched a lot of TV.”