Anthony Cervino, Folie a deux, 2015. Two desks, 56 x 24 x 30 in.

Anthony Cervino

Washington, DC

Flashpoint Gallery

Anthony Cervino’s “Ejecta” exhibition combined well-crafted sculptures with a pointed narrative and a book of insightful conversations between artist and curator. The role of the curator is to balance objective decision-making distance and intimate knowledge of the work. In its best form, the relationship between artist and curator works as a true co-dependency, one crutch holding the other up, but at its worst, it becomes a distraction obfuscating the artist’s intent. This is why Cervino’s decision to have his wife, Shannon Egan, curate his show is so curious and also so good. One of the more compelling pieces in the show, Folie à deux, features two aging wooden desks (belonging to the artist’s and curator’s parents), one mid-century modern and the other a humble study desk, which are split and rejoined down the middle. …see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.

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