The Singularity of Portia di Plastica
Auto Body is pleased to present an outdoor installation of sculptures and video by Tyler Berrier and Irina Jasnowski Pascual at The Post-Morrow Foundation in Brookhaven, NY.
“...The camera glares at her and she keeps walking, stopping for traffic, throwing her long thin braceleted arm out to the side until her hand comes to rest just above her empire waist. Her carelessness is as studied as the O.E.D. says it should be. When she looks into the camera she feels the role she is playing, every role she ever played and every role she will play, become herself. She doesn't know where her character ends and where she begins. It is like a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask wearing a mask that melt together in the hot sun as she sips her spritz and grinds the ice with her teeth. The sun has been strong these past days, so she puts 50 SPF on this morning. With this weather she sweats a bead of 50 SPF-infused sweat into her eye and it stings. Portia rubs it and that makes it worse. She can’t see out of that eye anymore, and so she doesn’t know if people can see her anymore.” - Ryan Cullen, excerpt from Plastica Forever: Biography of a Star.
PORTIA DI PLASTICA is a collective delusion between Tyler Berrier and Irina Jasnowski Pascual. This is her first material manifestation, followed by an upcoming show in Brussels at Etablissement d’en face. Berrier received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2014 and has exhibited at The Institut Fur Alles Mögliche in Berlin, Germany. Jasnowski Pascual received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 2017; Previous shows include Earshot, Outpost Artists Resources in Queens, NY, JRR and ROY curated by Hayley Martell at Signal Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Both artists live and work in New York City.