“FISH” at Crosstown Arts 

"FISH," opening at Crosstown Arts on Friday, is a collaboration between Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, and Laura Jean Hocking (Chris McCoy, the Flyer's film editor is Hocking's husband). Originally conceived as an experimental film project, the show morphed into a multi-media immersive installation.

Guests enter a cool, dark, shimmering space, much like an aquarium. On the north wall is a mural by Reyes with seahorses and gumball machines and martini glasses and cats and fish that bounce on the surface. On the opposite wall are portholes with films by Hocking of fish, Jacques Cousteau, coral reefs, and floating astronauts. The east wall shows more films of fish; these by Fleming are more subtle, less frenetic, she says. A soundscape completes the under-the-sea mood.

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  • “FISH”
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"There's so much stress and uncertainty in the world," Hocking says. "This show doesn't have an agenda except beauty and joy."

Blue drinks with Swedish fish, sushi, and Goldfish crackers will be served during the opening.

A gallery talk is set for August 5th, 5:30 p.m.


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