Dash Snow & Dan Colen: Nest
Text by Kathy Grayson.
the rolling hills of paper is a salmagundi of feathers, unidentifiable
filth and fluids (mostly piss and liquor, though one hopes for at least a
smidgeon of blood and cum). Sticks and bottles breach the drywall,
while graffiti, scumbled with streaks of mysterious liquid, consumes
every inch of the walls. One bit, like a laconic Richard Prince, reads I
MAY NOT GO DOWN IN HISTORY, BUT I'LL GO DOWN ON YER LIL SISTER... wrote
David Velasco in his artforum.com diary entry devoted to Dash Snow and
Dan Colen's blowout New York Deitch Projects installation, Nest.
Along with a bevy of collaborators, including Terence Koh, Hanna Liden,
Nate Lowman and Adam McEwan, Snow and Colen filled the space with over
3,000 shredded phone books and-in a bacchanalian performance
piece-trashed the gallery during several overnight sessions. Designed by
the artists, this book features gritty behind-the-scenes photos