David Kramer’s “Hooking Up With Dave” reviewed in ArtForum

David Kramer’s “Hooking Up With Dave” reviewed in ArtForum

It is with great pleasure to announce that David Kramer’s “Hooking Up With Dave” has been reviewed in ArtForum’s Critic Pick! The insightful review by Nicole Kaack points directly to the underpinned content of the installation;

With the unsettling fervor of a middle-aged man seeking escape in childlike petulance, Kramer’s character describes the double demons of a shrewish wife and an estranged son. It remains uncertain, however, if they’re the symptom or cause of his obsessive new hobby. This is an American Beauty sort of midlife crisis that finds illicit satisfaction in a ball of yarn, not seducing a child’s pretty, precocious friend. Despite craft’s wholesomeness, Kramer’s creations are not for volunteer librarians or even the office Secret Santa pool. Rather, they bespeak a struggle for virility, doomed by an absurd, tragic dream that a better man can be conjured with hook and thread.”
– Nicole Kaack, Critic’s Pick ArtForum 2016

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