We're pulling together the "2 + 2 = 5: Collaborations" exhibit, opening April 29, 2011 at Thunder-Sky, Inc. The show will feature variations on the theme of "collaboration," and how getting rid of "one author" can open up new vistas and territories to investigate. We'll have the "Guernica" pieces Antonio Adams and the late Brian Joiner did together in 2008, a triptych of large golden panels reenacting Picasso's famous grand-guignol masterpiece, re-configuring and re-conjuring that visual feast using superhero and urban imagery. Amazing work. As well, Antonio is working on pieces, utilizing remnants donated from Brian's studio. Pamela Rhodes Myricks has written a beautiful elegy about Brian, and we'll be publishing it along with a brochure about the Antonio/Brian collaborations. We've had large prints made of some of Raymond Thunder-Sky's unfinished works (thanks to Dan Leesman from United Electric), and David Mack, Antonio, and a few other artists are working on "finishing" them. Thunder-Sky, Inc. co-founder Bill Ross has some collabs he did with the late Donald Henry. The exhibit is shaping up to be about how collaboration is not just about people working on art together, but about how collaboration can be a sort of a continuation of a conversation, a seance with art supplies...
We're also going to publish a book of writings inspired by Dale Jackson's text-driven works. Titled I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This, the book will feature color reproductions of Dale's works, side by side with the writings done by local poets and writers, including Patricia Murphy, Matt McBride and Micah Freeman. We'll be sponsoring a reading of these works along with the opening in late April. Matt Morris and Eric Ruschman are also going to contribute a sculptural piece.
|Dale Jackson beside his work in January 2011's "Mechanics of Joy" exhibit at U-Turn Alternative Space in Brighton.|
Can't wait for April!
|Donald Henry and Bill Ross, "Dreamhouse," acrylic and marker on canvas, 2009.|