Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars

Secret Project Robot is pleased to present brothers Shelter and Ivory Serra in Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars.A photo installation and art collaboration inspired by youth culture, the urban playground,and the long standing endless party of the New York Scene.

Both Ivory and Shelter's art places emphasis on alternative culture, their work offers a raw, compelling and provocative viewpoint of often unnoticed relics of our daily lives. Shelter uses icons like the game over sign from Nintendo and Sega or computer text written out by hand while Ivory photographs crushed cans, cigarette boxes and local celebrities. Their conclusions are often humorous even tragic but always uncannily self aware.

"Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars," an Oscar Wilde quote, is as much a tribute as an installation. The artists have worked in corroboration with the gallery to design an idea that will focus on engaging the viewer by bringing them into the imagery and feeling of both the photos and the artwork.

The Desire is to bring the gallery into the world of the artists and provoke the viewer to participate in the scene that Ivory and Shelter have been living and documenting for over 20 years. Not a stage or a set but a platform for dialogue and interaction to a usually two dimensional art world and solitary experience .

*Curated by Kandy Assler/Andy Kessler

Ivory Serra and Shelter Serra
OPENING RECEPTION:Saturday February 23rd 8 to 10pm
With DJ Tommy Moye

Secret Project Robot is located next to Mollusk
210 Kent Ave (corner of Metropolitan Ave and River St.)
Williamsburg, BK 11211

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