Damien Crisp - Correspondences (Ex-Spy). November 22nd - December 20th, 2009.

Added on by Mitchell Wright.

Correspondences (Ex-Spy) is a series of objects and remnants that tells the story of an artist that lived in the beginning of the 21st Century. 

The poet’s home is a cold place, always robbed, with only the smallest remnants of sincerity left, maybe it’s what they came to steal. 

Somewhere between love letter and suicide note, Correspondences (Ex-Spy) tries to find whatever is left:

Looking in vain for the ideal poet. An image of the ideal poet. Archiving seconds of daily scenes. Stealing news headlines. Steal Walt Whitman's identity. Collect what I see. Steal snapshots. A state of infinite existential crisis. Keep the body missing. Mourn the loss of a narrator without too much thought.

I lost faith in communication, and now fall from grace to antagonize each day; day by day. A slow and quiet and subversive violence to..... - like the last stages of poetry just before it hits national television, a dead rose left on a window sill. My last memory. 

- Damien Crisp / 2009



Born in 1977 in the town of Cleveland, Tennessee, Crisp currently lives in works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA in 2007 from the School of Visual Arts.  Group exhibitions include Art Since the Summer of ’69, Dark Fair, Swiss Institute; Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Kristin Calabrese); Road Show #3, Arthur Roger Project Space, New Orleans (organized by Dan Cameron).