Souther Salazar exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery
May 18 – Jun 15, 2013
@ Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 W 20th St #9 New York, NY 10011)
Portland-based artist Souther Salazar (who is prominently featured in our new issue, CAROUSEL 31) is currently exhibiting Souvenirs, a series of new paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations at Jonathan LeVine Gallery — his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.
Works in Souvenirs were inspired by the Trading Tortoise, Salazar’s recent collaboration with his wife, Monica Choy. In 2012, the pair created an interactive art installation in the form of a tortoise-shaped trading post, which they took on tour, bartering unique objects and stories at locations in over 30 different cities across the country. During their travels, the artists explored America, exchanging tiny treasures and sharing adventures along the way. This unique community-oriented experience which connected a diverse group of people through a network of trades, is documented on tradingtortoise.com (— the project is also discussed and highlighted in the pages of CAROUSEL‘s latest).