Opening: Saturday, October 22 from 11 - 5pm
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park announces a new solo exhibition inside the park, It Takes Two, by Daniele Frazier and a collaborative video presentation, Vacation, by Yifan Jiang and James J. A. Mercer inside Sweet Pass Sculpture Park’s newly updated video space SP2—opening during this year’s Art Walk West event in west Dallas.
It Takes Two features two 18-foot inflatable sculptures made to resemble a hammer and nail. Recalling the flailing tubular figures that typically flank the entrances to discount stores and used car lots—these forms are set to “dance” next to each other in the empty lot of Sweet Pass. Frasier writes, “this perpetual dance between these two iconic symbols of construction and progress will serve as a greater metaphor about cooperation.”
Inside SP2, VACATION (2020, 25:10min), a collaborative animation by Yifan Jiang and James J. A. Mercer, follows a protagonist road tripping home from college. A sudden volcanic eruption totals his car and destroys all his possessions. Barely surviving, our destitute star makes an unremarkable patch of beach his home as he befriends three animal companions; an intransigent seagull, a brilliant spider hidden in a broken laptop, and a divorced fish battling for custody over her 50,000 children.