Please join us SATURDAY August 28th between 7pm and 12am to celebrate the opening and book release of:
COMEX OR BECAMUS by:
ALEXANDER BARTON & ADAM ANAGNOSTIS
Alexander Barton and Adam Anagnostis join forces in a genre-bending artistic collaboration.
COMEX OR BECAMUS will be debuting at Machines With Magnets on Saturday, August 28th 2010. Barton, a RISD graduate, and Anagnostis, a URI graduate, have spent the last year and a half constructing COMEX OR BECAMUS, a large-scale multimedia art installation and literary publication. This collaboration represents the Providence artists’ ambition, criticism, and overwhelming search for truth.
Barton’s meticulously constructed installation consisting of eleven oil paintings and fundamental geometric elements melds with Anagnostis’ aphoristic written landscapes in a 13-square-foot, 40-page arc of hypnotic aggression, conflict, and beauty. Coupling the visual with the written, the artists offer a complementary dialogue that intends to challenge and antagonize the audience. Having lived and studied together in Providence as undergraduates, Barton and Anagnostis elaborated upon their shared musical, philosophical, and cultural constellations in this collaborative effort.
Presenting the work at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket (Rhode Island’s City of the Future), and with the book being published locally, Barton and Anagnostis have proudly produced a cultural artifact representative of these places. Through the use of icons and wit, COMEX OR BECAMUS pays homage to a culture that has been integral to the artists’ experience and the projects’ formation. The artists seek to posit COMEX OR BECAMUS as a refreshingly destructive force, inspiring a chagrined attraction.
The opening reception will be further complemented by the uniquely inspired sounds of Geoff Mullen and Steven Vallot and others, along with stimulating beverages.
“Good Souls Ride Together!”
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