A Troy Gua Production
Troy’s latest exhibition, The Sweet Life (Act Like You’re Interested), is a show ‘with many threads’–figuratively with its multiple intertwining core ideas and, with my contribution, quite literally. Troy asked three other artists to generate work for his show. Under his direction [thread], he provided me with a chosen TV Guide cover (after this set), which would rest on the arm of his father’s [thread] old recliner. Surrounding it: trash as art [thread], cleverly-arranged and -manipulated family portraits, art-negating-artworks [thread], and a plastic Jesus swinging from a toy helicopter [thread], among others. If that reads like a mess, it’s probably because it is a little–and it’s a mess I’m very pleased to be a part of.
The show runs through November 24 at NEPO House in Columbia City, Seattle.
More: Collaboration / Embroidery
Created for Alterations, a one-night exhibition with Erin Frost.
This set of works combined many of our interests: performance photography, sewing and each other. Though strikingly different in mood and content from our last collaborations, the focus is again on a kind of connection, a force between us.