A Coupling, curated by Josh Reames
HungryMan Gallery presents the exhibition, A Coupling, curated by Josh Reames. Consisting of four works completed by four different artist couples, the show is both an exhibition and an experiment in collaboration.
As a couple, there is a level of co-dependence and compromise that exists in day-to-day life; and as a curator I am exploring how these issues can present themselves in art. The participating pairs are not only in different stages of their artistic practices but vary in range of time committed to each other and the nature of the relationship. Each couple set out to collaborate on a piece; to create an artwork that is not the work of an individual but a melding of the couple's styles and conceptual approach. It exists as an investigation of the "couple", specifically the art-making couple, and the resulting artwork is evidence of both conceptual and formal compromise.