Alex Barry... Ugly People Mating #5 (table tennis) (ink on paper). From the exhibition C.H.U.D.Z. at Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. "...a 3 person show featuring new paintings, drawings, and collages. The title is a mysterious acronym that likens itself to the cult film C.H.U.D. aka 'Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller,' where toxic waste has mutated people into flesh-eating zombies that come up from the sewers to feed. Certainly B-movie monsters, science fiction, conspiracy theories, secret societies and the arcane knowledge of the underground all play an influential role in each of these artists' work but it also reveals their collective sense of humor as old friends, as a kind of tongue in cheek term for their new works or even a term of endearment for each other."