Author: Alex Chaves
Series: Success and Failure Series
Catalogue No: PA-022
Price: 20.00 USD
Dimensions: 5 1/2″ x 8″
Published: Sept 2015
Availability: Out of print
We’ll call it poetry. “I’m not fucking anne carson,” replies Abigail Adams.
Abigail Adams is reluctant, rebellious, bored and better looking; a poetic voice for the queerly acute in a post-everything world. At times, Abigail Adams resembles a shrine to a muse or a raison d’etre; at others, a hard-edged declaration of independence – an act of grave resistance against political fatigue and complacency. Led by a judicious eye for diversion, poems like “Fashion” dress-up ennui in pop fabrics and read like an afternoon spent vaping with the Brontë sisters. More searching and sinister are lush passages like “Nut Cracker”, or “Baby Father”, which offer longing in the image of God or a revolver.
Raw and personal, Alex Chaves proves another medium evocative, and much like his paintings, yields yet another colorful work of distinct genius.
—Grace Dunham, New York, 2015
Tuesday, October 6 2015:
“The Thing About Me Is” with Beau Rice, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, and Alex Chaves. (Night Gallery, Los Angeles)
Alex Chaves is an artist living in Los Angeles. Abigail Adams is the artist’s first book of poetry and was a supporting work in his The Amerikan Green Cross exhibition (Night Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015).