You've seen them march on Washington, you've seen them at the ICA, you've seen their photographs at the PRC, and you may have seen them performing at surprise locations for years, but now Alicia, Kelly, and Sarah Casilio will be having their first gallery exhibition with their collaborative group, Triiibe. The exhibition runs from April 17th through May 29th, 2010 at Gallery Kayafas located at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End.
Triiibe originated in 2006 when performance artists and identical triplets, Alicia, Kelly and Sara Casilio joined creative forces with noted documentary photographer, Cary Wolinsky. Together, Triiibe creates political and social commentary through art using performance, video and photography. They explore diverse ideas together and their collective voice allows them to reach a broad audience. The images in the Kayafas exhibit are carefully constructed observations on identity and the politics of identity. The works ask questions such as: How are we the same? How are we different? What is feminine? What is masculine? What role goes gender play in politics?
As if their work isn't already the height of unique, Triiibe has also developed an unusual method of editioning their photographic prints. Many of the photographs on view in the exhibition are the first images in what Triiibe identifies as an "Evolving Print Series". Instead of making available a set number of identical photographic prints, as is common when selling works on paper, each print sold through the gallery will be one-of-a-kind, and as the edition progresses, each newly available print will reveal changes to suggest a story or concept unfolding. Each Evolving Series will have a life of its own and will change in length as to develop the content of the work. This unique approach to their photographic works means that each image is connected to the images that follow. In this way, a narrative path is formed and the photograph becomes a performance.
There will be several opportunities throughout the exhibition to meet the remarkable members of Triiibe: Opening Reception: Saturday, April 17, 6-9pm
Crime Night: Friday, April 30, 6-9pm
Multiples Night, Look-A-Like and Like-A-Looking: Friday, May 7, 6-9pm
Last Chance: Friday, May 28th, 6-9pm
450 Harrison Avenue, #37
Boston, MA 02118