Greenwich Village contemporary gallery Maccarone ar eplaying hosts to Nate Lowman and his exhibition “A Dog From Every County” which we previewed here on SLAMXHYPE. “The work, a series of works on paper depicting smiley faces, is a departure for the bad boy artist, more typically known for putting bullet holes in gallery walls”.  According to Lowman, he’s challenging the idea of a reflexive happy emotion, and the smiley face imagery is lifted from a letter written by celebrity/criminal O.J. Simpson: “It’s this insane compulsion, like “I’m happy! I swear!” I’m not buying it. I don’t believe them.”

Maccarone Gallery
Nate Lowman “A Dog from Every County”
630 Greenwich Street, New York
February 28 – March 28, 2009

Thanks to ArtObserved for the info.