Troy Gua: Pissing Contest
Curated by Amanda Manitach at The Living Room

"(Yes, that is an art history book drowned in a vitrine of radiant piss on your coffee table…. )

Troy Gua's new works installed at The Living Room compete with a pantheon of artists and their iconic efforts as he tackles the politics of celebrity and art history while taking the piss out of the same. From Manneken Pis to Ruscha, Gua's appropriating and remixing of canonical art references subsumes (or rather submerges) the canon in a pissing battle royal." --Amanda Manitach

Opening reception: Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6-9pm
Dates: December 9, 2010 - January 9, 2011

Documents From The Living Room: Amanda Manitach interviews Troy Gua

SLOG: The Stranger Visual Arts Blog - 'Currently Hanging' by Jen Graves

Around Town: Troy Gua at the Living Room | the CAB - City Arts Magazine

installation view
photo by Shaun Kardinal

Sustaining An Untitled Living Room Wall Fountain Progression (For You, Damanda, With Admiration And Affection) ((Living Room Urinals))
photo by Shaun Kardinal

detail of Sustaining An Untitled Living Room Wall Fountain Progression (For You, Damanda, With Admiration And Affection) ((Living Room Urinals))
photo by Damon Mori

The Physical Impossibility Of Equilibrium For The Art Of Art History Submerged In A Vitrine Of Piss (Coffee Table Book)
 

The Physical Impossibility Of Equilibrium For The Art Of Art History Submerged In A Vitrine Of Piss (Coffee Table Book)
 

Troy with Autoportrait As A Grecian Manneken Pis Boy Addressing The White Cube Portrayed By A Corrugated Cardboard Box (I Even *Piss* Plastic)
photo by Shaun Kardinal

Troy with Autoportrait As A Grecian Manneken Pis Boy Addressing The White Cube Portrayed By A Corrugated Cardboard Box (I Even *Piss* Plastic)
photo by Shaun Kardinal

detail of Autoportrait As A Grecian Manneken Pis Boy Addressing The White Cube Portrayed By A Corrugated Cardboard Box (I Even *Piss* Plastic)
photo by Damon Mori

detail of Autoportrait As A Grecian Manneken Pis Boy Addressing The White Cube Portrayed By A Corrugated Cardboard Box (I Even *Piss* Plastic)
photo by Damon Mori

installation view
photo by Damon Mori

Rue Chez
 

Sold
1/4 inch acrylic on canvas sold sticker

installation view of Sold
photo by Shaun Kardinal

Zinneke Pis (Good Puppy!)
photo by Shaun Kardinal

detail of Zinneke Pis (Good Puppy!)
 

Étude Pour Shaun et Ra Comme La Lecture de Picasso
photo by Shaun Kardinal

Untitled (After)
photo by Shaun Kardinal