A 12-headed creature who runs a gallery in Queens, an endless conversation, something that really shouldn't work but does, grad school reunion meet-up gallery, formal hang, participation in the art world, refraction, mayhem with purpose, a sharpening tool, a channel through which.
Each member of the artist-run space, Regina Rex, was asked to answer the question, “Regina Rex is?” in three short bullet points. Above are some of their answers. Often hard to pin down, this collaborative project encourages consensus making—it revolves around a model of generative arguments where digression is just as formative as progression. For this project the group was invited too curate a selection of their own work, a task they have never approached, having long ago agreed to focus on bolstering the work of artists they admired. What will exist in the gallery is an iteration of an ongoing curatorial process. It was decided that each member would bring whatever they wanted to the Regina Rex gallery in a month. At that time, works would be tweaked and rearranged, once again put under discussion until placed in the truck that would eventually arrive in Athens, GA. The title "New Threads" references the thread of emails that is one prominent manifestation of the ongoing back-and-forth that is Regina Rex.