Assume Vivid Astro Focus presents Cyclops Trannies

May 24 - April 15, 2012
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We’re pleased to host an event with assume vivid astro focus (avaf) to celebrate the launch of Cyclops Trannies, a publication created on the occasion of the artists’ recent exhibit at The Suzanne Geiss Company. Neon artworks from the artists will be installed in the Printed Matter window for the occasion. Join us for a reception and signing with the artists on Thursday, May 24th, 6-8 PM.

The Cyclops Trannies series came about with the unique method avaf developed in signing their recently published monograph. In addition to scrawling their signature, the artists invented individualized page-size trannies for each book buyer. 104 paint-marker portraits of colorful trannies in the avaf style (monumental lips and glittering eyes) are illustrated amid images that document their diverse installations.

Between May 17 and May 31st, two editioned neon works from the artists (published by Fawbush editions) will be on view in the Printed Matter window. The works continue avaf’s series of acronym text pieces derived from the collective’s name, with playful and risqué phrases in praise of pleasure, liberation and the jubilant spirit at the heart of their work. Each neon is in an edition of 8 and available for purchase. For more information please contact news@printedmatter.org. Cyclops Trannies is color offset printed and meaures 8 x 6 1/5”. The book retails for $15.00 and is available at the Printed Matter storefront on online here.

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