The Sweet Life (Act Like You're Interested) an exhibition by Troy Gua (with special guest stars) at Klara Glosova's experimental residential gallery space, NEPO House
November 5 - 24, 2011
A show with many threads, 'The Sweet Life (Act Like You're Interested)' was an intimate gathering of concepts and objects about disconnections, inter-personal perception, inclusion and exclusion, loss and familial drift, my dad, and Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Guest starring Sharon Arnold, Shaun Kardinal and Erin Shafkind.
Documentation by Shaun Kardinal
Holding Pattern installation
My Dad’s chair
Holding Pattern (TV Guide)
TV Guide from my birthweek, embroidered by Shaun Kardinal
In reference to the opening sequence from La Dolce Vita
Act Like You're Interested
Painting of my Dad from 2003, four years after he died.
The Space Needle belonged to my grandmother, the Ron Lee clown is from my Dad’s collection. He thought he wasn’t a funny person, so he had a thing for clowns, especially Emmett Kelly. And he had a thing for gold.
Family Portrait (Fade)
The monitor streams the essays written by Sharon Arnold and myself in a cinematic, rolling credits style.
The two images printed on dibond depict the final scene from 'La Dolce Vita', where Paola and Marcello try in vain to communicate across an inlet on the beach.