The Cupid’s Clearasil group exhibition is on at 7604 SE Washington St (Country Bumpkin) in Portland, opening August 6 and running to August 27.
The residential show, curated by Joaquin Dollar and Erin Johnson, includes the work of Justine Rivas, Santiago Leyba, Lila de Magalhaes, Lucia Leuci, and Andrea Sisson, that last of whom will also perform on August 20.
The ambiguous press release combines various textual fragments beginning with the declaration, “The coop is violent, the coup is a face. All faces must be exfoliated”. What follows is what appears to be a fictional review of Henri de Marsay’s “latest work” — a fictional character from Balzac’s The Human Comedy —who was given five out of five stars by the ‘reviewer’ and writer of the press release, SICKLUCY. Other fictional reviews are included along with more poetic fragments that address themes of sorrow.
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Santiago Leyba, ‘Anxious Plate’ (2014). Etched steel shingle, drywall tape. Courtesy the artist.