Sara Tecchia Roma New York is proud to present a curatorial experiment.
So there's this text by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin called the Third Mind. It's about the cut-up, where words or even segments of film can be randomized and create new forms that make just as much sense as the original, sometimes even becoming prophetic. This show isn't really about that, but rather what happens when two artists try to stay true to their own practices while collaborating on a single piece. We asked our gallery artists, as well as some new faces, to choose a partner and make a piece for our summer show. They could do anything they wanted. No rules.
At the moment of this press release, we've only seen a few results. Ludovica Gioscia applied her custom silkscreened wallpaper skills to a pair of sculptor Karen Tang's oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses to make the best summer sculpture ever. Robert Brinker did one of his signature cut out patterns over a fancy moth photo by Joseph Scheer and another with a comic collage by Pamela Joseph. And then there are drawings that Antistrot did with Elena Monzo. In case you don't know, Antistrot is already a collective, a group of kids from Rotterdam that work together on stuff. They're doing a big mural at 3rd Ward. (See below.) Monzo's addition is great in that it adds a bit of femininity to the otherwise macho blood-and-guts subject matter. Very nice.
As for the other pieces, I guess we'll see those when they come in. Duston Spear and Clement-Price-Thomas supposedly have something mechanical with the working title, "Tiffany Blood." Some participants have even refused to give even us a sneak preview. We're actually a little scared, but scared like a rollercoaster. Fun scared. Not scarey scared.