This exhibition will bring together the work of Augustus Thompson (b.1985) and Bryan Morello (b.1988) for the first time. Examining new methods of self-portraiture, the works included constitute traces or secretions from projects past that, exhibited anew, conjure new narratives and meaning through mode of display and juxtaposition.
In LA-based Thompson’s latest installation, the artist takes on the role of organizer and collagist of cultural information in order to initiate a dialogue about the self. Building an archival self-portrait by appropriating images from various sources including social media feeds, music videos and texts, the artist layers printed works upon one another to form a floor-based collage.
San Francisco native Morello will create a new wall-based sculpture for Cold Boy’s Fire, based on a monologue the artist wrote for and performed at alternative mobile exhibition space ALTAR last month.