Parapet Real Humans is excited to announce its next exhibition is a collaboration by artists Hannah Buonaguro and Ryan Foerster. The exhibition will open Sunday, January 21st at 11am. The exhibition will remain on view until March 8, 2018.
For this site specific project, the artists are emphasizing the nature of their relationship to one another as well as to the environment and world around them. Practices like writing, photographing, and drawing find their way into their sculptural work and artist books. Their sculptures consist of salvaged materials: things they find on a daily basis or in their travels, unfinished works and scraps from their studios. Themes of home/shelter, relationships, memory, and social and political concerns emerge in their work. By tracing one another’s bodies on yesterday’s newspapers is one example of the way they combine personal, intimate movements within the context of a bigger and more uncontrollable world and media landscape. In coincidence with the exhibit, the two have made a unique that includes recent drawings, photographs, paintings, text, and ephemera. For the performance that will take place, they will each read all text featured in the book.
Hannah Buonaguro was born in 1991 in New Jersey and lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions include, Quarantine Show (Dubrovnik, Croatia), The Gardening of Forking Paths (Maganta Plains, New York) and The Museum of Love and Devotion (Fairview Museum of History and Art, Fairview, UT). Her recent publications of poetry include Time That Does Not Tick and In These Bones.
Ryan Foerster was born in 1983 in Newmarket, Canada. He has had solo exhibitions at Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Los Angeles), Clearing Gallery (New York/ Brussels), Printed Matter (New York) and Ribordy Contemporary (Geneva, Switzerland) among other. He also has curated many shows, founded RATSTAR press, and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Pollack Krasner Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.