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Sto: Everything Went Slanted

Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
May 19 - June 18, 2006
Reception: Friday, May 19, 7 - 11 PM
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With music performances by Dan Friel (Parts and Labor) and Necking at 8pm

Writing, painting, and sculpture are combined to create a colorful world of rag tag signs made out of found wood that reveal the fleeting moments in life that can be tender and precious, as well as bitter and disheartening. There are short glimpses that delve into a larger story which involves escaping from ghosts, battling snakes, skinheads and zombies, as well as losing touch with people and places over time.

Inspired by eavesdropping on peoples’ conversations, dreams, hand-painted signs, the naive innocence of religious fanaticism and the blunt and bombarding (mis)use of language in our media-blitzed society, this show is loud and abrasive as it mirrors our culture’s advertisement frenzy while allowing stories to unfold and everyday sentiments to be uttered.

The phrases are often written using a cut-up technique, similar to those utilized in the past by writer William Burroughs and painter Brion Gysin, to rearrange words in order to create new phrases, allowing chance to take part in the storytelling.
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