Two local artists are preparing to leave for a collaborative art venture that will lead them throughout multiple countries.
Hilary Nauman and Michael Boyd of the Shrewdness of Apes Gallery + Boutique
—which was recently selected as a CoSign
Covington winner—plan to use their upcoming experience as a chance to connect to people around the world.
The idea for "You and Me Across the Sea" began when Nauman lost a family member, and because the duo was planning the trip, they saw it as a way to include people who aren't there or can't be there, Nauman says.
"Everything we plan to do, we're bringing some piece of us, a piece of our friends or people who know us, or people from our hometown across the ocean with us, or taking a little bit and sending it back."
For one of the duo's indiegogo
perks, "Somebody's Watching Me," Nauman and Boyd will bring back a physical object from their trip to give to the donator.
"We're going to look around and find stuff, and we're going to take a photograph of where we found it, and mail it from that country back home," Nauman says. "It became one of those things like, 'How many people can we get involved with?"
Nauman and Boyd leave October 13, and plan to travel to Norway, England, Whales, Ireland and Scotland, among other places. They will host their exhibition at Shrewdness of the Apes in Covington on November 22.
"I've never come back from a trip where I didn't find a new artist or new place or something that ends up inspiring you, and that's what I'm looking forward to," Nauman says.
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