Erica Prince “To Sit Rather Than Slip In”

The Form Review is a simple attempt to increase dialogue within art journalism and highlight the subjectivity of a traditional exhibition review.  Artists/curators/responsible parties of an exhibition are invited to respond to five short prompts.  In turn, a representative of the St.Claire views the exhibition and independently responds to the same five prompts.  Both sets of “form answers” are published in tandem on the St.Claire website. To participate drop us a line at hark@the-st-claire.com

Prince01_colorcorrected(IMAGE: Installation view “To Sit Rather Than Slip In”. Image courtesy of Erica Prince)

 

form_review_eye1 Responses by Erica Prince, Artist

 1. What is hidden in this exhibition?  What is in plain sight?

In plain sight:
- The potential
- The influences of Modernism, Buddhism, design, domesticity

Hidden:
- The outcome
- The influence of a recent break up

 

2. Who would be this exhibition’s parents?  What might it’s children look like?

Anais Nin and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Or Carrie Bradshaw and Buckminster Fuller. Or maybe Andrea Zittel and Miranda July inseminated by a young Alec Baldwin. Its only daughter would be at once indulgent and reserved, playful and strategic.

 

3. Describe one moment in this exhibition.

A round, black, floating monument… no wait… a sex toy- designed in collaboration with a new lover, in a café, over breakfast sandwiches + 303 ounces of lube.

 

4. This exhibition answers/asks the following question:

Yes, you sit on it.

 

5. You should message this exhibition if…

you enjoy indulging in utopian ideas of the future. You read memoirs and respect the universal truths that emerge when people are vulnerable. You are trying to be more mindful and present in your life. You look at design blogs like they are porn and you look at porn because it’s research.

 

form_review_eye2Responses by Anna Neighbor, Guest Writer

1. What is hidden in this exhibition?  What is in plain sight?

The mess that churns, breeds and facilitates is hidden. Control, taste, and meta allusion are in plain sight.

 

2. Who would be this exhibition’s parents?  What might it’s children look like?

The exhibition’s birth would be an impotent Matthew Barney watching Nova in a high class Miami Vice strip club outfitted by Blu Dot while the womon gets shit done via immaculate conception while meditating.

I have a hard time imagining this exhibition would breed. Breeding is too unhygienic, and children too unpredictable. Perhaps tubes filled with elegant concoctions could produce some sort of transparent offspring that glistens, hums high notes, and never touches ground.

 

3. Describe one moment in this exhibition.

It feels good to stand in the room.

 

4. This exhibition answers/asks the following question:

Where did my copy of Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask, cigarettes, and Snuggie go?

 

5.  You should message this exhibition if…

You like sly smiles.

Erica Prince “To Sit Rather Than Slip In”
erica-prince.com

ON VIEW:
February 7 – March 2, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-6PM

Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street
Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA
voxpopuligallery.org