Opening Sunday, March 2 at PARTICIPANT INC, New York is “The Years Made Flies,” a culmination of Luther Price’s larger than life figurative work made between 1982-1985. With the exception of one large sculptural installation, “Eat Fuck Live Shit Want Need” – comprised of wall panels and eleven human and animal figures, made in 1986 – the work in the exhibition marked the end of the artist’s preoccupation with sculpture. Now largely known for his film and performance-based works, the exhibition reveals a prolific period when Price built out his recollections of childhood in the 1960s three-dimensionally. The works on view were made while Price was a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (the first independent public art college in the US), shortly prior to suffering a life-altering gunshot wound in Nicaragua in 1985. Speaking about the incident, Price says, “i died when i was 23… it wasn’t just my guts that spilled out that day….”
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 2, 2014. 7-9pm
“The Years Made Flies” is on view through April 13, 2014.
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