New York Times, art critic Ken Johnson describes Don Porcella’s paintings as, “…images like Sasquatch lounging in a pink recliner by a wilderness lake and a mobile home trailer on fire are embodied in a thick, sensuously waxy medium.” Drawing from his own imagery of the suburban, and his interest in folk art, cartoons, and science fiction, Porcella’s work allows the subjective and strange to penetrate humorous representations of a wildly imaginative reality.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Allecrop Trebor Nod - a self proclaimed alien visitor from outer space.
Saturday, March 12 - 3:00 - 4pm - I did a performance in support of my solo exhibition called "Cave Dwellers". I was performing as Allecrop Trebor Nod an alien visitor. Brendan Coyle was performing as me and Christoph Mayer was performing as Dr. Michael Byrd - Snug Harbor Cultural Center- 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg C, Staten Island, NY 10301
“How to Live as One Race” - An informational session with Allecrop Trebor Nod - a self proclaimed alien visitor from outer space. On the left is Special Guest Dr. Michael Byrd – a leading researcher in human evolutionary biology at Harvard University performed by Christoph Mayer and on the right is Don Porcella performed by Brendan Coyle. It was important for Don to be represented because he had a solo show there (see image behind performers). So the performance was lending support. We were all performing as someone else thus further obscuring the concept of identity and what is alien or foreign to us.
Don Porcella performing as Allecrop Trebor Nod (his full name backwards)
I made a video of the video of us taking photos after the performance. Questioning what is authentic.