Front Room: Nathaniel Mellors & Jimmy Joe Roche
July 3 – September 29, 2013
This exhibition presents irreverent, edgy, and absurdist videos by two artists exploring human behavior when social norms are stripped away. Mellors’ Ourhouse series of videos features a cast of misfit characters enacting the decline of an eccentric British family, while his new work The Saprophage examines the literal and metaphoric waste produced by contemporary society. Roche uses a combination of performance, sound, and video to channel an array of American outcasts, ranging from fervent figures of violence to complacent burn outs. The exhibition will also include an intricate, psychedelic cut paper sculpture by Roche and photographic work by both artists.
Generously sponsored in part by the Mondriaan Fund.
Top image: Jimmy Joe Roche. Baseball. 2012. Courtesy of Jimmy Joe Roche & RARE Gallery, New York. © 2013 Jimmy Joe Roche Bottom image: Nathaniel Mellors. Still from The Saprophage. 2012. Courtesy the artist & Monitor, Rome; Matt’s Gallery, London & Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam