CHASING ITS TALE
A Collaboration between Shannon Plumb and Mario Sorrenti
Sara Meltzer Gallery is proud to present Chasing Its Tale, a collaborative project between Shannon Plumb and Mario Sorrenti.
Plumb's most recent series of films, RoomTone will be on view in a recreation
of her bedroom. The phrase “room tone” refers to the sound
that fills the background of Hollywood films. Plumb uses the recorded
sounds from her empty apartment to provide inspiration for characters
that humorously explore the varying emotional states of relationships.
Her characters spring to life from the sounds of an abandoned world, physically and emotionally embodying the psyche of isolation and loss.
For their collaboration, Sorrenti photographs Plumb in the guise of different characters. Several photographs from RoomTone will be on exhibit as well as work from other projects between the team from the past eight years. Sorrenti and Plumb will also display Polaroids from their most current project, shot on the team's "set" at the gallery. Plumb and Sorrenti explore the relationship between artist and subject, examining and recreating their own identities in terms of each other and each other's work.
Shannon Plumb has screened her work in film festivals such as the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center (New York) and the Underground Film Festival (New York). Her work has also been exhibited at institutions including The New Museum for Contemporary Art (New York), Anthology Film Archives (New York), The Institute for Contemporary Art (London), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles).
Mario Sorrenti photographs for several publications including French, British, and Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Visionaire, Arena Homme Plus and W Magazine as well as for many leading fashion houses. His work has been widely published and exhibited at institutions including the Tate Modern (London), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and MoMA, (New York, 2004).
Chasing Its Tale is in conjunction with "People in a Room,"
an article and photo spread found in the January, 2004 issue of V Magazine.