FOURNIER & VINCENT SALVATI
50 Trashy Ideas will be installed in the 2nd floor restrooms
of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Each stall will contain a brown
paper bag filled with crumpled up pieces of paper, each containing what
society would consider a bad or trashy idea. The artists believe
the basis of art to be the idea and in this series of works
they are literally exhibiting ideas. The participant draws a piece of
paper from the receptacle that holds the ideas and reads the thought.
The main goal of the artists in this piece is to use sarcasm and off beat
humor to initiate reaction from the viewer, deviant and often illegal,
but never the less reaction based solely on the idea .
The artists claim no responsibility for acts of violence or non-violence
that could lead to death or dismemberment, nor do they promote the concept
of real or virtual harm to others, the act of making pets disappear
or the injuring of small children. They also do not condone the breaking
of any local or moral laws including those based on individual religious,
social or political beliefs. These are 'bad' ideas folks, so please
use your discretion and dont try this at home.
HOW TO LOCATE
Friday, April 12, 2002 6:30PM - 9:00 PM
2nd floor restrooms of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison
Avenue at 75th Street.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Nicole Fournier is a conceptual artist and photographer. She holds a Bachelors
degree in art from William Paterson University. Her work has been exhibited
locally at various spaces, and has photographs currently on display at
The Sixth Street Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. In addition, she has also
participated in last years Jersey City Artists tour.
In addition to conceptual art, Vincent Salvati creates abstract paintings,
drawings, installations and video art. Salvati holds a Masters degree
in art from William Paterson University as well as undergraduate degrees
from Montclair State University and Pratt Institute. His work has been
exhibited in both New Jersey and New York City galleries and on various
web sites including www.vincentsalvati.org.
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