Replicant: Part I
Sunday, July 14, 2013
8 PM Sharp
$5 before 11PM / $8 after 11PM
Free admission for artist reception for Ray Mack 6 - 8 PM
Replicant is a platform for time-based, performative art born of the contemporary underbelly of pop music. Replicant challenges the notion that visual art and live music spatially repels its potential audience, its given environment. Capital R is a work in progress, a platform for artists working in industrial, post-punk, experimental, goth and black metal. On July 14, Replicant hosts the first of a series of performances emerging from the criminal underbelly of pop music and visual art. Chondritic/Sacred Bones artists MARSHSTEPPER of Phoenix, Arizona commingle licentiously with paintings by Rachel Mack.
The inaugural Replicant features:
The collective carries a dry austerity from the Sonoran Desert digs of Tempe-based members J. S. Aurelius, N. Nappa, and D. Pupillo. The music has a deeply meditative trance-inducing quality that would make it a suitable backdrop for a psychedelic journey in remote climes. Through the muttered chants of the vocals and the worshipful restraint, it’s easy to imagine the sounds of crackling flames from a giant bonfire, until a forceful undercurrent breaks through bringing a tense urgency. Marshstepper directs the audience in a ritual of desecration.
Kerri & Sky
Kerri LeBon and Sky Madden are based in San Francisco working within the limitations of scarcely unique performative platforms. The two seek to challenge both artist and audience by mixing mediums and pairing unlikely participants in alternative performance spaces. Their series at the Lab takes place in three movements.
Mack’s large-scale, figurative paintings source imagery and composition from classical iconography, drawing their perversion and caricature to the surface. Between the conventional and the lowbrow, between the erudite and the crude, Mack shakes down male-dominated art history, and with it, our oversexed, under-stimulated popular culture.
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