Ad Hoc At Home

Taj Bourgeois

Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

Surplus Space

3726 NE 7th Ave.

Portland, OR 97212

October 25th - November 14th

You don't often see the names Taj Bourgeois & Sean Joseph Patrick Carney mixed with words like "accessible" or "home cook," but with Ad Hoc at Home, the award-winning artists present a collection of works destined for the center of the table at Surplus Space. Don't throw away your whole notion of "quick and easy," though, as this is still a casual art exhibition filtered through the genius mind of the men behind Carrot Selfie & Artist Must Be Peanut Butter, Experimental Aioli & #Simultaste, respectively.

-Tabitha Nikolai

Fresh Ranch For Rotting Vegetables

Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

2014

Lo & Le

Taj Bourgeois

2014

Magic Peanut Butter Painting

Taj Bourgeois

2014

I Am Going To Kill Myself

Taj Bourgeois

2014

Daydreams For Pollock's Skull

Taj Bourgeois

2014

Apple Ghost / Apple Tower

Taj Bourgeois

2014

All The Dishes In The Sink With A Cherry On Top

Taj Bourgeois

2014

The Lonely Psychic

Taj Bourgeois

2014

Documantation courtesy of the artist and Surplus Space

Sean J Patrick Carney (b. 1982, Michigan) is a concrete comedian, visual artist and writer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Carney's interdisciplinary practice includes performance, stand-up comedy, sculpture, critical theory, satire, video, and multiple other forms of media. He is the founder and director of Social Malpractice Publishing, a label that specializes in publishing artist books existing at the intersection of visual art and humor. In 2011, he co-founded the Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.), a free, artist-run summer institute that focuses on contemporary performance strategies and critical theory. Since 2012, Carney has been a member of GWC, Investigators, a collaborative paranormal research team. He is a regular contributor on visual arts to VICE.com and is a member of the Bruce High Quality Foundation University.

Taj Bourgeois is a balloon (1987). His skull is covered in peanut butter, his pineapple has magical sensibilities, and his cat just fly out of air. He enjoys making sculptures that describe poems and poems that describe sculptures. He lives in Portland with his wife and daughter, and works as a Thai food delivery boy. Prior to this position he briefly attended the Portland Northwest College Of Art. Prior to that he lived in a van in Maui. Prior to that he hitchhiked to NYC and busked at Union Square. He’s going to be a famous artist. He’s also going to die just like you.