A Multi-site video installation by Alex Kritselis & Joey Forsyte
Exhibition: June 25 – July 4, 2011
Opening: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 7 – 9pm
On the Armory's Facade & Various Locations | MAP
Picasso's Dilemma is a multi-site video art installationcreated by the husband and wife team of Alex Kritselis (Artist/Dean of Visual Arts & Media Studies at Pasadena City College) and artist/filmmaker Joey Forsyte.
Participating artists painted a quick, loosely defined "self-portrait" onto a vertical sheet of transparent glass. With video cameras rolling on the other side, Kritselis and Forsyte recorded each portrait's creation "through the looking glass," so to speak. The resulting videos will be rear-projected onto storefront windows throughout Pasadena, making it appear as if the subjects are painting self-portrait directly onto the storefront windows.
The actual self-portraits-on-glass will be for sale and on public display at the Armory's Studio from June 25through June 29, with a reception on Saturday, June 25 from 7 – 9PM.
The paintings will then be on display at 35 N. Fair Oaks from July 1 through July 3 with a second public reception taking place on Friday, July 1 from 6 – 9PM. Artists will be present to discuss their work on Saturday, July 2 andSunday, July 3 from 4 – 8PM. All sale proceeds will benefit artWORKS, a new teen center for art, design, and media serving at-risk youth in East Pasadena. Prices start at $99.99.