Road Rock

August 22, 2008

There is a long history of photographers hitting the road with rock musicians, but the result is usually a documentary portfolio of the stages and tour buses. But when CrackerFarm (comprised of SVA alumni Mike Beyer and Lindsey Rome, both BFA 2004 Photography) accompanied the folk-rock duo The Avett Brothers on a recent tour, the artists and performer Scott Avett took a more collaborative approach.

The results of that collaboration are collected in a self-titled exhibition on view at Envoy, 131 Chrystie Street. The show juxtaposes Crackerfarm’s photographic work with Avett’s paintings, though both focus on Avett as the subject of the work; he appears in his own self-portraits alongside Beyer and Rome’s images of him both on and off stage. The result is an exhibition that highlights the rapport shared amongst the artists through the different approaches to Avett. “Scott Avett, Crackerfarm” is running through Friday, August 29.

Image: Crackerfarm, Untitled, 2006; courtesy of the artist and Envoy New York.

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