Purple Art

[April 8 2015]

“Yielders Path” by Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

In a back room at Andrea Rosen Gallery there is a secret screening of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin’s sculptural video installation “Yielders Path”. The video displays Fitch and Trecartin’s signature style of ludicrous cut-scenes and ironic hyperbole. “Yielders Path” also features swerving point-of-view shots from a quadrocopter, often focusing on ceiling fixtures with stoic reverence. The plot oscillates between mundane detail and highly saturated shenanigans, reiterated by a bazaar soundtrack that punctuates atmospheric compositions with pop music. “Yeilders Path” is presented on the ceiling of a black-curtained room, positioned with the same perspective of much of it’s subject matter. A large futon and theater seats nestled between fake plants provide an inviting viewing environment.

Text and Photo Elise Gallant

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