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   Everyday War, 2016

   in which ways we want, 2016



   Divorcée’s daughter, 2016





   Waking face, sleeping face, 2016
        
Everyday War
Curated by Keith J. Varadi
ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles
November 12 - December 30 2016


Curated by Keith J. Varadi, featuring Scott Benzel, Steve Kado, Jenine Marsh,
Quintessa Matranga, Erin Jane Nelson, and Naoki Sutter-Shudo.


ASHES/ASHES
O FLUXO
Sex Magazine
ArtViewer
LA Weekly

        

In Pittsburgh, smog and streets once touched lips to form a fantastical liquid forest.
On the weekdays, people would cycle through shirts like interns at training camp. These
days, newly native eyeballs are kaleidoscopic binoculars through which search engines
can be self-motivated to the point of being self-driven. An IP address in New Brunswick
finds no results for Bruce Springsteen. This can be interpreted as a self-motivated (or
self-driven) sign to give up on nostalgia. Fact: There is no crying in stadiums. Also,
there is no crying in the South, either. You read a blank billboard built on the False
Word of God and you want to cry, but in this light, all you can do is squint. You stare
at a statue carved by the sweaty hands of a half-assed apologist and you want to cry,
but in this heat, all you can do is sweat. People getting fired; people getting fired up.
It's a new millennium, and any sane person wonders: "Why would Millennials want to move
to New York in this climate?" And it's like every week, The New York Times publishes a
freshly bourgeois article about Los Angeles, and instead of reading them anymore, I just
watch strip malls strip down to nothing and entire hillsides drink gallons of Muscle
Milk at the speed of Bravo-inspired intercuts. While I'm at the office, everyone else
goes skinny-dipping like baristas with bones in hand. This is the new, and now, tongues
wag into the night.

        

In which ways we want, 2016
plaster, cellophane, synthetic rubber, acrylic,
flower, glue, wire
7 x 7 x 1 in

Divorcée’s daughter, 2016
flowers, synthetic rubber, glass vase, glass flower frog, concrete, pigment, metal, glue
17 x 13 x 11 in

Waking face, sleeping face, 2016
air-dried clay, acrylic varnish, flowers, synthetic rubber, metal, glue
21 x 20 x 2.5 in