Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center,
Troy NY

ANTHONY DISCENZA

  • Additional Information, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    18 x 12 inches

  • Advisory, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    18 x 12 inches

  • Current Conditions, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    30 x 24 inches

  • The Earth, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    33 x 33 inches

  • END IN TEARS, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    30 x 24 inches

  • A LEAVE-TAKING, 2010

    Take-away poster

    30 x 24 inches

  • Nothing to Get, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    30 x 24 inches

  • Please Stand By, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    12 x 18 inches

  • Unseen Forces #1, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    18 x 12 inches

  • Unseen Forces #2, 2010

    Vinyl on aluminum

    12 x 18 inches

  • A VOICE, 2009

    Vinyl on aluminum

    30 x 24 inches

  • GREATER HORRORS, 2008

    Vinyl on aluminum

    12 x 18 inches

  • MORE IN A SERIES OF POSSIBILITIES, 2008

    Vinyl on aluminum

    30 x 24 inches

  • Unfamiliar Sensations, 2008

    Vinyl on aluminum

    24 x 18 inches

All works courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Anthony Discenza's signs insert jarring textual fragments into everyday experience, outside of the rarefied spaces of the art gallery. They take the form of average American street signs used to create a set of codes for public behavior. Some of the signs made specifically for this exhibition appropriate the official language of emergency response, reading "Please Stand By," or "Notice: Additional Information Regarding The Current Situation Will Be Made Available At Some Point In The Near Future." Other signs carry foreboding predictions such as "It Will End In Tears," "Coming Up: Greater Horrors," and "The Earth Would Not Hold Us," that tap into anxieties about the number and scale of catastrophic events in recent years. Still others point to the language of advertising and the extent to which our culture is conditioned by fears emerging from the pharmaceutical industry, Hollywood, or political jargon.

  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist
  • EXHIBITIONAnthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Anthony Discenza, Uncertain Spectator / Image courtesy of the artist