|Jake Cassevoy, Cash for your Trash, 2011, mixed media and found objects|
March 2 – 5, 2011
Curated by Lucas Spivey
Tuesday March 1, 5:30 - 7 pm
Skate Jam 7 pm
This March at 17 Cox, Jake Cassevoy and Kevin Quinn, seniors at Montserrat College of Art, blend pop and counter culture into interactive art installations. Curated by Lucas Spivey, POST NO BILLS explores the intersect of conventional beauty and the discarded through video projection, performance and found object installations.
Like Ilya Kabekov and Edward Keinholz, Cassevoy's installation work unites the traditional separations of art and life, leaving the viewer unable to decipher what is found object, altered object and crafted object. Cassevoy invites the viewer to interact with towel dispensers, newspaper machines and other objects outside of their typical locales, confronting, implicating and captivating the audience into touching "hot" objects. Cassevoy's painstaking repetition and visible hand burlesque the industrial processes used to create objects of art, worship and patriotism.
Quinn's prodigious output and sincere work ethic turns the stereotype of youth counterculture on its head. Altering skateboards into machines of art-making, an embedded spraypaint can is operated by Quinn through a foot pedal creating beauty through recreation. Treading the footstep’s of Dietsch Project’s "Session the Bowl", Quinn creates on a quarter pipe built into the gallery, alongside a video projection of the works in progress. Quinn's endless tinkering and ingenuity paired with beautiful linework contradict the assumptions made about youth, notions of beauty and the myths of skateboarding culture.
Jake Cassevoy, Untitled Altarpiece, mixed media and found object | Kevin Quinn, Ramp, wood and steel | Kevin Quinn, Ampcruiser