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Known by their first names, Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore began their artistic collaboration over thirty years ago. In 1970 they began calling themselves 'living sculptures' and made themselves the primary subjects of their art. Large-scale photographic works, made up of smaller photographs structured into a regular grid, are characteristic of their work of the last quarter century. 'Happy' is from a series titled 'Modern Fears' (1980-81). These works deal in a pictorially heraldic way with everyday life, fears, fantasies and moods of the artists. Here they are presented as two gargoyles. Their expressions are grotesque and irreverent.

August 2004