Prosperity Consciousness (Casting A Spell) 2014

(Collaboration with Bobby Gonzales)

 

Exhibitions

June 2014, Group Exbition, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia PA

 

Review:

Bobby Gonzales’s photo collages, made from cut color pigment prints, play peekaboo with formal concerns and suggest a lusty as well as contemplative imagination prone to seriously dry humor. The twisted limbs of the self portrait above are so well done, and the work suggests both a Surrealist moment and some kind of new-fangled state of consciousness. The artist’s short video, made in collaboration with Catherine Pancake, “Prosperity Consciousness (Casting A Spell) 2014,” is a tour de force in which, to the sound of a tinkling bell, coins float up around the eyes-closed artist. The magical money — or something — awakens the artist to a new state of awareness. Entwining of ideas of Zen consciousness and money madness is nicely done, calling both into question and affirming them at the same time. This video a must see for sure. theartblog - Roberta Fallon