Joey Fauerso, Trap Door Girl, 2017. Acrylic on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.
Fluent~Collaborative & testsite are pleased to present Dig Three Tunnels, an installation of new paintings and constructions by Joey Fauerso. The exhibition opens Sunday, January 21 with a public reception from 4 to 6 PM, and a conversation between the artist and cultural critic and writer Neil Fauerso at 4:30 PM.
To escape is to step through one of the windows of your life. If you are lucky, they remain open. If hounded, they may be barred. Sometimes you may escape from the outside world back through the window. Sometimes the window looks out over a cliff or an open road with helicopters behind you. As the poet Arseny Tarkovsky pens in The Mirror: “I live as if I were a thread pulled by the swift needle of life. And the holes in the fabric of the world lead us to one plane or another, to fly and announce our existence by marking on the curve of the globe, or to recede back into the underwater cave of solitude like a wary moray eel.” In Dig Three Tunnels, artist Joey Fauerso will present new work drawing from the histories of 19th-century utopian communities, the writings of Walter Benjamin, and early American radio plays to examine the realities, histories, and longings associated with escape both real and imagined. Fauerso’s work will be accompanied by poems and essays written by Neil Fauerso.