Scott Hug, Top Kill, Digital Print on Satin Poly, 73 × 50 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.
131 Chrystie Street, 212-226-4555
East Village / Lower East Side
July 1 - July 15, 2010
Reception: Thursday, July 1, 6 - 9 PM
Envoy Enterprises presents Troll, a group exhibition of new works curated by CTRL+W33D
Troll is a group exhibition instigated by CTRL+W33D to examine the act of trolling as a sexual, cultural, and ethical practice. To troll is to sift through image and text, filtering and re-contextualizing subject-significant objects; it is a baiting and malicious comment made behind the anonymity of the Web, soliciting argument for the purpose of producing breakdown and chaos; it is a sexual practice, to cruise for sex, to seek partners anonymous or otherwise. Troll is a collection of works by contemporary artists, friends, and acquaintances. It is organized around a theme, a site, and a method. CTRL+C, CTRL+V, CTRL+W33D.
CTRL+W33D is a gay, digital media art collective organized through an image sharing blog and hosted on the popular platform Tumblr. The site is a collection of images, video, and text trolled from the Internet for the purpose of decontextualization and critique.
Troll features new work by Jacob Meehan, Brad Troemel, Kari Altmann, Andrew Laumann, Michael Magnan, Patrick Dyer, Dylan Reece, Chris Udemezue, Scott Hug, Ben Schumacher, Cody Critcheloe, Chris Bogia, Matt Lifson, Jarrod Beck, Elijah Burgher, Daniel Leyva, Lazaro Rodriguez, Ben Aqua, Da Sul Kim, Travess Smalley, Mark Spalding, Kristin Smallwood, Ivan Lozano, Khalid Al Gharaballi, Shawn Maximo, Borna Sammak, Fatima Al Qadiri, Jason Villegas, Paul Cupo, Venus Jazmin Soto, Adam Radokovich and Anthony Thornton.