Ann left her job. Parker got married. Ann was already married. Parker had already left his job. The two have been friends for seven years.

When Ann had first been invited to participate in a project at Holiday Forever, (a gallery in Jackson that invites an artist to invite another artist they would like to do a two person show with) she imagined who’s company she could stand for a full two days of driving. The trip began in Los Angeles on an average Friday morning. The first day of driving was long and tiring, but fun. That night they stopped at a ranch outside of Salt Lake City. When Ann described their accommodations for the night to Parker he imagined a luxury ranch, the kind a wealthy collector would keep. Ann had imagined something more akin to camping, and was hoping it had beds. Neither of them are particularly rugged, outdoor types. Prior to arriving at the ranch they had rushed around the town of Manti trying to find a toilet for Ann’s Dairy Queen triple fudge brownie induced diarrhea. The ranch had beds, a dog, a cat, and luxury in the form of a sky full of stars. (none of which are luxurious to Parker).

The next day the drive was quicker and easier and DQ- less. The topics discussed were in depth and diverse. Of all things a rumor about a net art bro who supposedly gives good head was of particular interest. The only music they listened to the whole drive was Dvorak. Overall the trip wasn’t particularly inspiring but as the french say – “C’est la vie.”

Imagine your gallbladder.
Now imagine your inflamed gallbladder after consuming a Dairy Queen Hot Fudge
Brownie Delight.
That is Genes.

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03genes_installInstallation view

04genes_8Parker Ito
Holiday Forever
Bed, miscellaneous personal items, macbook pro, youtube playlist

04genes_8detailParker Ito
Holiday Forever (Detail)
Bed, miscellaneous personal items, macbook pro, youtube playlist

05genes_8detailParker Ito
Holiday Forever (Detail)
Bed, miscellaneous personal items, macbook pro, youtube playlist

06genes_8detailParker Ito
Holiday Forever (Detail)
Bed, miscellaneous personal items, macbook pro, youtube playlist

07genes_3_5_6Installation view

08genes_6Ann Hirsch
Prayers
Etched wax and slime
2016

09genes_5Ann Hirsch
Eta (part of Genies and Annies)
Color pencil on paper
2016

10genes_5detailAnn Hirsch
Eta (part of Genies and Annies) (Detail)
Color pencil on paper
2016

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12genes_9Parker Ito
untitled
Red latex
2016

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14genes_4detialAnn Hirsch
Heffalumps and Woozles (Detail)
Digital video loop
edition of 3 +2 AP
2016

16genes_4stillAnn Hirsch
Heffalumps and Woozles (Still)
Digital video loop
edition of 3 +2 AP
2016

17genes_4detailAnn Hirsch
Heffalumps and Woozles (Detail)
Digital video loop
edition of 3 +2 AP
2016

19genes_3_7_2Installation view

20genes_2detailAnn Hirsch
Elle (part of Genies and Annies)
Acrylic and oil pastel on crushed velvet
2016

21genes_1detailParker Ito
various videos, 2013 – 2016 w/ cowboy painting and gerbera daisies (Detail)
Hd video, monitors, cowboy paintings, flowers and glass
2013 – 2016

22genes_1stillParker Ito
various videos, 2013 – 2016 w/ cowboy painting and gerbera daisies (Still)
Hd video, monitors, cowboy paintings, flowers and glass
2013 – 2016

23genes_1stillParker Ito
various videos, 2013 – 2016 w/ cowboy painting and gerbera daisies (Still)
Hd video, monitors, cowboy paintings, flowers and glass
2013 – 2016

25genes_9Parker Ito
untitled (Detail)
Red latex
2016

26genes_7Parker Ito
Capitol Records Shit Toots (holiday forever)
Acrylic, toner, and gloss varnish on canvas on panel
2016

27genes_7detailParker Ito
Capitol Records Shit Toots (holiday forever) (Detail)
Acrylic, toner, and gloss varnish on canvas on panel
2016

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GENES
Ann Hirsch and Parker Ito
at Holiday Forever, Simpson Ave
September 9 – October 31, 2016

www.holidayforever.org