Rochester artist Shane Durgee is the guest curator for a short-run exhibit that will completely transform The Yards Collective art space. "Screen Saviors" features the multi-media work of Denton Crawford and Jackie Spaventa, including a psychedelic painting in a lose-your-ego scale and immersive video installations. Spaventa is an RIT graduate who works in photo and video, and is clearly having a blast while poking holes in concepts of identity and consumerism. Durgee describes her work as akin to that of Cindy Sherman or Miranda July, "if they were asked to collaborate on a 'Tim and Eric' sketch." Crawford uses a palette of acidic, neon-pastels to describe the tension between man's longing for Eden, fear of actual nature, and the savage sanctuary of fanaticism and blind faith.
An opening reception will be held Friday, November 3, from 6 p.m. until midnight. "Screen Saviors" continues through November 11. The Yards is located at 50-52 Public Market Way (entrance between Java's and Flour City Bread Co.). Public hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 362-1977or visit theyardsrochester.com.