Untitled, 2012. Acrylic, Collage on Wood. 8.5”x11”
Joan Jett, the Go-go’s, the B52’s and Yoko Ono…I started listening to their music when I moved to Memphis to study. One weekend while visiting family in Little Rock, I ran into my friends Brent and Keith, who were both in medical school. Brent told me about this gay cancer that was spreading in NY. I remember Brent telling me not to do poppers and have sex. I remember the serious tone of his voice.
I remember having sex with guy’s in Little Rock and Memphis who had fled NY…the stories they told me about living in NY…but not thinking that maybe they fled because of this cancer. I did not know that the virus that causes AIDS would soon enter my blood stream. I never pondered about all the random sex I was having with strangers. My disco ball was shattering.
“Both with varying backgrounds in photography and design Nicholas and Dustin met through a commercial project in 2007 and began their first collaboration in October of 2009. Each working beyond their respective discipline they combine the mediums of painting, chemistry, sculpture, fashion and installation as a part of their image-making process.”