LYBL: Spectator in the Commons

 Pressure Club Gallery, Philadelphia

A participatory show in which the viewer is invited to purchase cushions out from under gallery goers. 

A note on the iced coffee Protagonist:

“half-gone and wasted status accessory and potentially undrinkable iced coffee as the protagonist in a story still being written. Its parts are all contentious given that the container and straw are plastic and major ocean pollutants and the coffee is a globally fraught commodity requiring a lot of energy. These soon-to-be extinct elements compose a significant part of the American ideal: a sated consumer with an iced coffee in one hand and a screen in the other.” 

PRESS RELEASE – LYBL: Spectator in the Commons by Grayson Cox

“Spectator Bench 1”, Installation view (detail) with “Spectator in the Commons Turner 1” 2018, bleach, acrylic on dyed canvas, foam wood, hardware
“Spectator Bench 1” (Detail)
LYBL: Spectator in the Commons, Installation view with Video, “Self Check Out (Video)”, 2015, Wood, Enamel, Monitor, video, 34 mins. Edition of 3
“Self Check Out (Video)”, 2015
Description: Non narrative segments of all the Tarrence Mallick Films edited together in chronological order. All being shown to an iced coffee in the foreground. 33 Minutes.
LYBL: Spectator in the Commons (Installation view)
LYBL: Spectator in the Commons
“Liberty lipstick 1 (orange)” 2018, Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 12” x 8” (Top) and “Spectator in the Commons Piranesi 1” 2018, bleach, acrylic on dyed canvas, foam wood, hardware
LYBL: Spectator in the Commons (viewers)
After making a sale, I asked a woman to please move so that I could remove the cushion and sell it.
“Liberty lipstick 1 (red)” Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 12” x 8”
LYBL: Spectator in the Commons
“I love My Daughter 1” 2018, Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 12” x 8”
“The start of longing” 2018, Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 12” x 8”
“The Freedom to Represent Cognitive Dissonance”. Edition of 10, published by Pressure Club Press and Grayson Cox