Three Davidson Galleries artists–Ben Beres, Daniel Carrillo and Etsuko Ichikawa–present collaborative works with Seattle artist Troy Gua in the upcoming exhibition Meet Greet Rinse Repeat, Opening April 1, 6-8pm at Monarch Contemporary.
Cave paintings>Cunieform>Hieroglyphics>Kanji characters>The Alphabet>Words>Sentences. Written communication has evolved with mankind over the centuries, and is, with the aid of technology, continuing to do so. Or is it? Some may say the written language is in a state of de-evolution. The advent of online social networking and hand-held devices has forced the modern populace to conform to a new communication rife with abbreviations, acronyms, and ‘emoticons’. The written word is reverting back to a collection of symbols and characters.
With ‘Meet Greet Rinse Repeat’, the artist asks fellow artists to communicate with him in their respective unique visual language. The conversation begins with a hand cut, futuristic and highly graphic character of invented symbolism. The artist then hands it off to a collaborator for a reply, who does with it what he/she will, infusing the character with whatever creative spirit they deem fit. The collaborator then returns the visual response to the artist for the conclusion of the interchange: a resin coating to seal our work together.
This effort results in the creation of a unique dialogue where viewers are invited to decipher graphic oriented sculpture.
The show features work from nearly 50 artists and runs through April 30th. For a complete list of artists and their works, visit troygua.com.