As promised, although a day late, I said I would share more images of Chris Duncan's opening at Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, EYE AGAINST I. There were so many great shows this weekend. Both Chris and Andrew Schoultz' shows were both so incredible, I literally took hundreds of photos, there was just so much to look at and experience.
I was luckily enough to get a view of Chris' show as he installed last week. If you are in the city, I highly encourage you to visit. It's a trip. Be sure you've got on undies if you wear a dress! ;) Also of note, throughout the month, there will be readings, performances and events all coordinated by Chris Duncan.
All of the photos I took will be up on the blog's flickr in the coming days, fyi.
EYE AGAINST I runs from September 11 - October 15th with performances throughout the month at Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions.
Chris' daughter made a small appearance in the show. :)
Ben Venom posed for me.
Devin Troy Strother's show Please Don't Act a Fool in the Club: A Memory of the Sugar Shack & Stuntin Like My Daddy opened this past Saturday at Richard Heller Gallery, in LA. And true to form, Devin hasn't stopped addressing race and identity. Please Don't Act a Fool... was somewhat inspired by Ernie Barnes' iconic painting, Sugar Shack. Some of you may remember it in the closing credits of Good Times (many of you may not ;). Having seen the painting throughout his life, Devin decided to reinterpret it through his own work. However once he embarked upon the project it became obvious that there were many sides that he himself needed to explore. Please Don't Act a Fool...is that exploration.
Please Don't Act a Fool in the Club: A Memory of the Sugar Shack & Stuntin Like My Daddy Septemeber 11 - October 9th, 2010 at Richard Heller Gallery,
Earlier yesterday I popped into Baer Ridgeway to say hello to Chris Duncan and check out the installation of his solo show, EYE AGAINST I, which opens this coming Saturday. The name, EYE AGAINST I is a take on Bad Brains' song I AGAINST I, and references Chris' roots to the punk rock hardcore scene of the early/mid-eighties and his own perception of sight, both literally and metaphorically.
It was so nice to meet up with Chris and get a sneak peek into such an amazing show. Chris is so humble and down to earth. The show encompasses his most elaborate installation to date, and it shows. Extra walls have been built, his signature string is hung, sound and film will be playing/projecting and even Chris' daughter has a piece in the show. It's truly a stunner of a show, I was so inspired and pumped when I left the gallery. Below is a brief glimpse, I'll post the full show on Monday!
EYE AGAINST I, opens September 11, from 4-7 pm and runs through October 15, 2010. Accompanying the show through out the month will be a curated series of readings and performances to be held in the gallery curated by Chris. More info on the facebook page.