|still from TABULA RASA by Robert Dupree 2011 - 2012|
Robert (Bobby) Dupree was one of three young interns who worked with me when I was curating at Michael Mazzeo Gallery.They were learning while working in the gallery,I know I was learning from them.When we left the gallery we all sort of stayed in touch. Robert has push the envelope for awhile with edgy photographs and videos. It took me a while to understand because of a certain rawness that is essential for the work but not for me.This does not mean I did not like them, in fact we used some of his videos in an exhibition at the gallery. The something I was planning on doing was to upload his new video Tabula Rasa ,which means scrapped clean.It did not work/ Click on the red link above to watch, give yourself about 6 minutes there is little sound so you can add your own soundtrack or just bask in the quietness of observing the moment .
I saw this at HERE Arts Center last week and felt so proud of Robert Dupree