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Peter Garfield's Art Is Complete Garbage

Peter Garfield’s You Are So Unaware Of Your Beauty 646-607-5550 (2008)

Peter Garfield’s You Are So Unaware Of Your Beauty 646-607-5550 (2008)Courtesy of Pierogi Brooklyn


Sort of like those Day of the Week panties girls wear, Peter Garfield has a pile of trash for every day and mood: Sometimes it’s a neat piece of plastic pinned to the wall by wire; other times it’s these giant photographs of rubbish dumps that look more like the immaculately stocked delis we New Yorkers are blessed with than the discarded remnants of what we buy there. Pierogi Brooklyn is one big, beautiful rubbish dump through May 19. —Emma Pearse