Zombies attack! (It’s only an art show)

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MF Gallery is the death metal band of Brooklyn art showrooms — it specializes in loud pieces that would be right at home on a Harley, or as a tattoo on the rider’s arm.

There’s usually a set theme — its last exhibit was all about skulls — and this month, the gallery finds a new muse with zombies.

In “Zombies Attack Brooklyn,” the Gowanus space is covered in art inspired by the living dead, ranging from the gruesome to the comic book-esque. There’s a sculpture of a mermaid in all its bloody, grey-skinned glory — no Disneyfied vision here; another with its arms outstretched in familiar pose, with blood vessels exposed like a zombie Freddy Krueger.

Painting-wise, Brooklyn gets its own B-movie horror poster for the fictional “Brooklyn Nightmare,” “starring” Eli Roth, Angelina Jolie and Harvey Keitel.

It’s art that’s all in good fun. And on opening night on June 26, the gallery will even bring in a professional zombie make-up artist to give you that special undead look.

And to cap off the perfect zombie night, Dethrace will also perform its death metal.

“Zombies Attack Brooklyn” at MF Gallery [213 Bond St. between Butler and Baltic streets in Gowanus, (917) 446-8681], June 26-July 25, with an opening night party from 7-10 pm. For info, visit

Updated 5:52 pm, June 21, 2010
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