Winner of Bravo’s Work of Art, Abdi Farah, to Have Solo Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

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BROOKLYN, NY.- Work of Art: Abdi Farah, an exhibition of work by the winner of Work of Art, Bravo’s hour-long creative competition 10-part television series among contemporary artists will open to the public on Saturday August 14. This exhibition, which will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum through October 17, 2010, highlights ten artworks recently created in a variety of media by Abdi Farah. Libation is the centerpiece of the exhibition. A life-size sculpture of two young men sprawled on the floor, its immediacy is heightened by the addition of sneakers on the feet of both men. The drawing Ichabod and the painting Grey (Farewell Line) also represent the figure in a naturalistic manner, capturing poses and gestures from behind. Poor Reflection, Mirror, and Alien show the body disjointed by radical cropping and rendered in irradiated colors. The title of a related painting, Tuskegee (Warm Body), makes reference to the inf