Friday, May 26, 2017


The Carlton Arms’ Artbreak gallery is pleased to announce HYBRID, a solo show of new works by multidisciplinary artist Heather Gabel. The two part show features Gabel’s collage works alongside an ephemeral installation in a separate space.

HYBRID: the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties; of mixed character; composed of mixed parts.
HYBRID is a new body of work created by Heather Gabel that addresses the processes of assimilation vs the act of appropriation. Through this minimally assembled collection of collages, both a natural desire to move towards a feral world and a more sinister motive rooted in control and objectification present themselves. How we see ourselves and our place in the natural world and how we are perceived and belittled in a capitalist society create conflict in attaining the ultimate goal: personal autonomy.
Heather Gabel (b. 1977) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and singer in the band HIDE. Gabel studied photography at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and holds a BFA from Columbia College Chicago. She has been exhibiting both internationally and across the United States for nearly 12 years in galleries and alternative venues, including several public art installations.

HYBRID by Heather Gabel
May 27 – June 3, 2017, open daily, noon – 6pm or by appointment.

Opening reception: May 27, 6pm-9pm
Artbreak Gallery @ Carlton Arms Hotel
160 East 25th Street, corner 3rd Ave, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10010