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Massages from the second brain

Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould
April 5 – April 27, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 4, 6 – 9 pm

Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould

You know its coming but then there it actually is, your early thirties has arrived. It just kind of creeps up on you and then before you know it, has you anxiously by the throat. Thankfully, through the asphyxiation you can start to see things a little clearer; you can meditate your way through the issues.

Love reveals that it can be a gateway drug potentially leading you onto harder stuff; you take particular note of your diet and notice your guts are not a frictionless log flume but a much more complicated kind of fun; and those hoops you jump through to get to adulthood, the portals of your life, are in fact mesmerising forces.

Gradually you find you are sliding out of the pressures that want you to assume certain attitudes toward success and status, to become standard hetero gender roles. From this anxious climate you dose up on the power of failure; lubing up on its goofy freedoms and going with the flow, whether it's the flow of sexual urges, digestion or meditative space.

Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould present new drawings and sculpture for their first show in LA. They live, work and sleep together in London, England.

Project LALO is an international exchange between dynamic emerging contemporary art spaces in London and Los Angeles. ARTRA Curatorial has partnered with Campbell Works, in London, to bring this 10 venue event to both cities - March in London and April in Los Angeles.