Tapping The Mirror
Brynda Glazier and Courtney Johnson
July 11 - August 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
TV Club hosted by Brynda & Courtney:
Saturday, August 1, 7-10pm
Featuring an episode from the series “Luxury Comedy” and "Ren & Stimpy"
“There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room... It is as if another planet is communicating with you.”
Royal NoneSuch Gallery is pleased to present Tapping the Mirror, an exhibition of new works by Brynda Glazier and Courtney Johnson. While Glazier is predominantly a sculptor and Johnson a painter, the exhibition features a collaborative video project created using footage from movies, television, music videos, and other pop culture artifacts. Using a process that was both responsive and additive, clips from films such as Robert Altman’s 3 Women (1977) and Mel Brook’s High Anxiety, (1977) were paired with more abstract, slowed-down and often kaleidoscopic images. Edited together with a focus on humor, garbled communication, and practical effects, the viewing experience is one of overlap and dissonance.
Also included in the exhibition are Glazier and Johnson's individual works that build on a similar psycho-social energy contained in the video piece. Often pulling from the same source-material, the work considers façades and textures represented in 2D and 3D form. Both artists engage in the creation of a surreal narrative that functions halfway between the familiar and hallucination.
In lieu of an artist talk, Glazier and Johnson will host an episode of TV Club, a monthly series at Royal NoneSuch Gallery that invites amateur experts to give a talk on a television series of their choice. Glazier and Johnson have chosen the series “Luxury Comedy” a show that also investigates the limits and non-limits of the psychedelic and the surreal as well as the series "Ren and Stimpy. A brief presentation of why the shows are worthy of their obsession will be followed by a screening of two 20 minutes episodes.