I wish more artists had a deeper sense of self like Zackary Drucker – who collaborated with photographer Amos Mac to create their exhibit Distance Is Where The Heart Is, Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. I met Zackary, who’s the one pictured in the images, and she kindly took me around from piece to piece answering all of my questions. And what I learnt was that most of the images were actually captured by Amos during short performance art pieces that Zackary would put on late at night when they both felt inspired – my favorite of which was #21, where Zackary is lying topless on a dining room table while her mom is cleaning dishes in the background. Also, I bet you’ve never seen any other artist selling floor mats with their face on them and a sign underneath reading “For only $50 you can wipe your feet on my face for a lifetime.” That’s chutzpah! There’s such a sense of fun in the work that it literally jumps out, grabs your hand, and invites you to play along.
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES: http://www.luisdejesus.com/
ZACKARY DRUCKER: http://www.zackarydrucker.com/
AMOS MAC: http://www.amosmac.com/