Generic Art Solutions
August 19th - September 10th 2022
Opening Reception and Performance: Friday August 19th 7 pm
Back in Black
Generic Art Solutions’ solo exhibition Back in Black’s focal work is “Streetfighter: Ninjas” a high-octane performance piece that is centered upon conjoined motorcycles that share one front wheel.
Though this vehicle cannot be ridden conventionally, it is perfectly designed to perform head-to-head dual burnouts. The motorcycle is the universal symbol of youth rebellion and freedom, and an icon of the American Dream with loud, smoky burnouts as its exuberant war cry. This performance requires a dance of power, where only precisely matched RPMs, as well as break and clutch control by both riders, results in an extended battle of Raw Horsepower. Neither rider may take the lead–this tango has two leading men–in order to sustain a balance of aggression and surrender. Both Campbell and Vis must maintain constant focus on the other’s actions. It is a head-to-head arms race, a stand-off in smoke and burnt rubber with equilibrium as its ultimate goal.
Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) is a collaborative project of artists Tony Campbell and Matt Vis, who met in New York in 2000. Conceived in New York but practiced in New Orleans, Campbell and Vis connected because of their shared interest in collaborative practices and performance.
Campbell received a MA RCA in Fine Art Printmaking from The Royal College of Art in London and Matt Vis is a MFA graduate of the University of New Orleans. Campbell and Vis are founding members of Good Children Gallery in New Orleans. Campbell is the Trish Hollis endowed professor at the University of New Orleans and the director of the U.N.O. St Claude Gallery.
Currently Generic Art Solutions are exhibiting a solo expo at The New Orleans Jazz Museum, Face Value: the Illusions of Power and Money. Their first solo Museum show was Déjà Vu All Over Again at the New Orleans Museum of Art. They have had 13 solo shows to date; In Fort Worth, TX, at And X gallery in 2013; at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL in 2013 &2017, Cross McKenzie Gallery in Washington, DC in 2014 and at the Arcadia Center for the Arts in Lafayette, LA in 2012. Notable group show include Fútbol: The Beautiful Game at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA in 2014 and then in 2018 The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) FL, both curated by Franklin Sirmans, the Director at PAMM. In 2011 Prospect founder and curator Dan Cameron included G.A.S. in Double Crescent at C24 gallery in New York, NY. In Poland G.A.S. have shown – In God We Trust at Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw in 2013 followed by Crime in Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow a year later.
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