GUZZO PINC | Fantasia + ALLISON WADE | Cosmic Fishing | November 14 – December 30, 2021

When I was searching for the title for this show I came across the word “Fantasia” on Spotify in reference to a piece of music by Mozart. Many of us are familiar with the word because of the classic Disney movie but I decided to look it up, and it turns out that Fantasia is a historical term that was used to describe pieces of music that are improvised and free form — not too far off from the meaning of the word “descargas” as it is used today. About a week later I came across this line in Stendahl wherein he jokingly quips about a lovelorn young man: “Even his best pair of trousers and his most inspired fantasia failed to impress her”, which I found amusingly relatable. The exotic prosody of the word itself, combined with its musical meaning already made me feel it was a good fit for a title.
— Guzzo Pinc

In the studio, I’m making judgment calls about what is “good” all the time, although I might not use that term. Is this the best material or color to use? Will that stand? How will the sculpture look from another angle? The great thing about being an artist is that I get to make up my own rules and logic about what ultimately works, and what doesn’t, about what is “good.” — Allison Wade