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Jennifer Catron

No Justice: An Interview with Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw

by Irena Jurek on April 15, 2016
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Anyone who’s seen Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw’s work, has zero chance of forgetting it. In the past, their work has involved placing a dinner table and its diners on a hydraulic lift, live chickens, pig fountains, a crawfish food truck, a tour Chelsea tour bus that sold editioned knock offs of famous artworks, and a gallery-sized art-world themed Monopoly game board activated by actual players. That’s not even half of the work they’ve produced.

The point of all this, is to poke fun at contemporary American culture and question the belief systems that inform it. Their current show at Postmasters, “Behold! I teach you the Overman!”, uses their trademark high-energy approach to art making to great effect. It engulfs viewers in installation, video, painting, and performance that simultaneously criticize and celebrate the role of decadence in life and art. It includes a chair that lifts you upward into a ceiling mounted video viewing cube. Inside, a parade of morally ambiguous leaders and characters engage in heavenly glee while consuming mounds of food. In the middle of the gallery, a freestanding grove of trees cover an artificial pond with a functioning boat ride. The forest’s canopy consists of a multi-media video piece starring Catron and Outlaw. In it, an intergalactic sunbathing chair propels an orange-tanned woman towards the intense light of an overpowering tanning bed, alluding to either a nuclear doomsday, or spacial bliss.  

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A Day for Detroit Round Up: Art F City Edition

by The AFC Staff on August 15, 2013
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Good God we were busy yesterday. We spent the day posting images from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection as part of “A Day for Detroit”, a co-ordinated blog effort designed to raise awareness about what could be lost were the collection to be sold. This effort was spearheaded by Modern Art Notes’ Tyler Green and was done in collaboration with approximately 20 other art blogs, who did the same on their sites, as well as some of Detroit’s professional art community. We asked artists, curators and dealers who either once lived in Detroit or live there now to name their favorite works from the DIA and to share their stories.

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Report from NADA Hudson: The Historic Venue Phish Show of Art Fairs

by David Harper on August 2, 2011
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Artists, dealers, hipsters, and collectors thronged upstate this weekend for the NADA Hudson, deemed the “Phish show of art fairs.” 51 participants, from far and wide, aimed to showcase projects that responded to the historic venue. Overall, it was a cohesive and buoyant success.

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Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw Present Imeday Imeday Ollarday Icklenay

by Will Brand on January 4, 2011
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Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw Present Imeday Imeday Ollarday Icklenay Date: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 2010 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND 2011 Venue: Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway Catron and Outlaw’s prints, clever not-quite-restagings of art-historical canon, are supplemented by weekly dinner parties billed as “feasts for the apocalypse” in a “banquet hall of epic proportions”. Tickets to eat cost $100 […]

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Abstract Art and Fish Frying: Two Unrelated Events in One Post

by Liza Eliano on August 6, 2010
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Fridays are no excuse to miss your daily helping of events and we’ve got a two for one serving this week. AFC buddy Hrag Vartanian curates “On Display” at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick, and artist duo Jen n’ Outlaw go all American with their fish fry/art performance food truck.

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