A night of shameless self- promotion premiering the latest work by Bob Pece and Amy Caterina. Mr. Pece will be showing “Artrector Assembly Instructions” and Ms. Caterina will feature “6 Shorts about (non) Motherhood.”
Artrector Assembly Instructions, trt 14:00, 2004
In the late 1950's, sculptor R.T. Pece introduced a line of model kits of his sculptures. This pseudo-documentary is an expose of this endeavor and of R.T.'s questionable business practices. Features animated sequences of the assembly of these kits.
“The images used in my work are inspired by a variety of everyday life sources. The outward similarity to some Pop Art is unmistakable, yet these are not instantly recognizable icons of pop culture. Despite the bold presentation, the characters remain enigmatic and mysterious. The anonymity of the image has become an important idea to me. Presented in a flat comic book style the characters usually appear somewhat cartoonish. Precise clean edges give the paintings a machine made appearance- yet closer inspection reveals that this is hand done work. Humor, ambiguity, image placement on the canvas as well as in the context of the art world – the irony of making such silly, doodle-ish figures the subject of “high art” are my main concerns.”
6 Shorts about (non) Motherhood, trt 07:00, 2004
The birth of a godson started my biological clock and, instead of having a baby, spurred the making of this film. This short film, presented in six sections using a variety of visual styles, raises questions associated with having a baby: changes in the body, genetic concerns, family pressures, settling on important decisions with spouse, and also questions the assumption that after the marriage ceremony baby comes next. And whose timeline is it?