GREGORY McLELLAN & TIM PITTMAN
January 5 - 27, 2007
Artist Talk & Closing Party: Saturday, January 27, 2007- 6:00pm-8:30pm
In this collaborative exhibition artists Gregory McLellan and Tim Pittman explore their reality and document their insanity, in no particular form or medium. Ranging from mixed media and video works to paintings and found objects, McLellan and Pittman allow nothing to be precious, and everything to be a little too much. It will play with your senses, as well as your knowledge of pop music, and promises men in their underwear.
Acting as receptors for the debris and noise of contemporary society, McLellan and Pittman’s installation as a whole reflects the shared American experience. Reinterpretation, randomness and organizing systems are employed through media commonplace in commercial culture: IPODS engaging in a conversation translated from channel surfing, found photographs scattering the floors, and cross-stitched reproductions of garbage from DC streets are some of what’s to be encountered in the gallery.
As McLellan and Pittman point out, "When something is easily reducible to an opinion or a statement, it is easier to dismiss." This installation does not include judgments of the culture it discusses, but rather a regurgitation of it. The works are as conglomerated with meanings and interpretations as anything else is in the information age, and just as seductive as anything in the media.
Their chosen title for the show, "There’s no time for this", like all of the work that they have produced for it, is meant to be both sincere and tongue-in-cheek. The work is compulsive and over-indulgent, and frequently in questionable taste. The show coheres through its insistence on its own legitimacy. Whatever it is that McLellan and Pittman mean, they definitely mean it.
Both Gregory McLellan and Tim Pittman live and work in Washington DC.
Contact: Anne Surak, Director
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