Opening tonight at Sara Tecchia New York: "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"

Posted by Christina McPhee | Mon Jul 9th 2007 5:45 p.m.

forward from Benjamin Tischer at Sara Tecchia.....

EXHIBITION: WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

Featuring collaborative pieces by:

Antistrot + Elena Monzo
Robert Brinker + Joseph Scheer
Ludovica Gioscia + Karen Tang
Pamela Joseph + Robert Brinker
Christina McPhee + Benjamin Fink
Christa Parravani + Helen Garber
Clement Price-Thomas + Duston Spear
Roger Ricco + Luke Gilvey
Lucien Samaha + John Movius

DATES: July 9--August 3, 2007
RECEPTION: Monday, July 9, 6 - 8pm

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.
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.

SARA TECCHIA ROMA NEW YORK is located at 529 West 20th Street,
between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue. The gallery is on the
second floor. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 11am to 6pm or
by appointment. For more information, contact 212-741-2900, or visit
www.saratecchia.com
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