(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
Shoot the Lobster, the new project space started in the backroom at Chelsea’s Martos Gallery by Mary Grace Wright, is taking its show on the road this month. On May 13, the gallery will inaugurate Shoot the Lobster – Brighton Beach with a three person show of work by Olivier Mosset, Jeffrey Schad and Vincent Szarek.
As far as gallery names go, it’s hard to think of any as wonderfully bizarre as the one debuting in Chelsea tonight: Shoot the Lobster.
“It’s from a Clash song,” curator Mary Grace Wright, who’s heading the project, explained. (Sure enough, the band’s 1981 single “Magnificent Seven” contains these lines: “Italian mobster shoots a lobster / Seafood restaurant gets out of hand.”)