Monday, October 12, 2009

Ego A-Go-Go! 10/7-10/11

Eric Zhang, senior, BFA Studio Art, 2009
Kendalle Beck, senior, BFA Studio Art, 2009
Irina Makarova, senior, BFA Studio Art, 2009

The purpose of “Ego A-Go-Go!” is to attack, in a jocular manner, all the images in art history—and in life in general—that we do (or do not) realize are tainted with the cultural semiotics of the male gaze. We also accost the concept of identity, the means by which it is taken for granted, and the means by which it is over-obsessed with. We are creating false idols to parody what we have been raised by. This is TV by the not-so-Pop-cultured. This is entertainment–with a dash of abjection, destructive and constructive opinion, and sensory defiance. We are shifting the gaze from “drive” to “reverse” (and then maybe “park” or “neutral”). We are tearing the screen. LOOK OUT, WORLD!!!!!

KENDALLE FIASCO
: Discomfort is good for the psyche. Convenience is bad for the intellect. Raw, naked, wordless experience, when successfully executed and successfully received, may lead to some wordless, awe-some, and perhaps slightly terrifying experience—terrifying in its unbiased honesty. I believe in disruptive de-contextualization. I believe in visual allegory, perverting the signs we take for granted in our daily, mundane lives. I believe in touching the raw and nameless YOU.

IRINA MAKAROVA
: I wanted to turn my self destructive experiment into a dark joke. To display the intentions of the carnivores, laugh alongside and in the end pervert their perversions.

ERIC “EASY” ZHANG: 
“I’m only attracted to Asian guys.” “Asian girls are so hot.” “I only went out with you because you’re Asian.” Fetishism is racism, and racism is fetishism.



Installation Views


"the fabulous candy Warhol"

Video stills


Collaboration with Eric Zhang, Kendalle Fiasco & Irina Makarova


2009


The Sweet, Awesome, and Wholesome Adventures of Candy Warhol and Friends from Eric Zhang on Vimeo.

Eric Zhang, Irina Makarova and Kendalle Fiasco
"The Sweet, Awesome, and Wholesome Adventures of Candy Warhol and Friends"
Performance
2009


Eric Zhang
Installation View




"TURN OFF THE LIGHTS"
Silkscreen on fabric
2009


lover’s suicide”

Found rope


Dimensions variable


2009



Eric Zhang

HOT AZN LOOKING 4 NOW

Sharpie and White-Out on paper


42.5 x 55

2009



CHiNk”

Embroidery on found cheongsam


Life size


2009



"大 (Big)"

Stuffed brocade

2009



andy warhol’s blowjob, revisited”

Video still


34:46


2009


Untitled from Eric Zhang on Vimeo.
“m/mf/mm/mmf”

Four-channel audio installation


10 minute loop


2007



Irina Makarova
Installation View


Irina Makarova
"Young Russian Awesome Tight 1-4"
Watercolor on paper, Embroidered thread on felt
2009


Irina Makarova
"To Feed"
Felt, leather
2009


Irina Makarova
"Hunger"
Video installation
6 min.
2009





Kendalle Fiasco
Installation View


"On Sexual Frustration"
Ink on Paper


"Liars"

"Nailed"
Oil on canvas

"Guest of Honor"
Oil on canvas

"Nailed", "Trash/Birthday Cake", "Political Apathy"
Video installation
2009

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