Many husbands and wives dream of working together that is, until they realize theyll be with their spouse every second of every day with no escape (except maybe the bathroom). That didnt scare local artist Roy Wasson Valle, who recently partnered with wife Koryn Woodward Wasson on a new project for an exhibit at a downtown gallery.
Howd it work out? Well, the couple is still on speaking terms, so thats a good sign. It went pretty smoothly, says Valle. We had disagreements, of course, but we work okay together.
Meet the arty couple during a Third Friday reception for their collaborative Village show at Pravus. The exhibition features an imaginary world filled with freaky clay creatures and animated houses perched atop felt-covered Styrofoam islands. New sculptures have been added since the show opened. Its the beginning of what Valle says will be a continuing project inspired by dreams and real-life events. Were trying to buy a house right now and its been on our minds, he explains. Weve entered this strange world of real estate and foreclosures.
Perhaps thats why more of Valles clay houses are frowning than smiling.
Fri., Dec. 18, 6-10 p.m., 2009
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