Unlike other work about alienation, Peas and Car- rots highlights cooperation and friendship within said alienation.
In the cosmology of dinner, peas and carrots are together as a side dish - it’s an arbitrary, yet complementary pair - a little bit opposite but not in opposition. Bread and butter, nuts and bolts... “Symbolic systems do not stand in isolation” writes the anthropologist David Graeber, “They are not to be thought of in terms of what they ‘stand for,’ but are defined by their relations to each other.”
Peas and carrots are a simple system. With a modifed billiards table as its centerpiece, Peas and Carrots, in- vites visitors to play a game of pool with carrot shaped cue sticks and pea colored balls on a table that has been altered to house a 3D lenticular television. rough taking turns and adhering to the rules of the game, two players create a single event. Mind your p’s and q’s!
“Are you stupid or something? Mama always says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’ From that day on we was always together, Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.”
Frank and Kent have worked together since 2011 and are kind of like peas and carrots. Together, they have made the collaborative exhibitions Here to Go (2015) and Head Light (2016). Joey Frank was born in 1981 in Washington, DC and edits the journal at Pioneer Works, Daniel Kent was born in 1991 in Edmonton, Canada and is the Designer Director at Pioneer Works. Separately Joey has shown his work at; James Fuentes; Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul; Waterfront, Kingston, NY; Mothership, Woodstock, NY. Daniel Kent recently had a show that you shed for beers and oysters out of an iced up dumpster.