Mrzyk & Moriceau at Ratio 3

Mrzyk & Moriceau's new monochrome installation of recent work for Ratio 3 in San Francisco, The Man With The Golden Gun, showcases the duo's trademark humorous black-and-white drawings, which teeter between a kind of pop surrealism and a not-so-innocent Saturday morning cartoon. Many of the works depict scenes that would appear otherwise perfectly natural were it not for one or more elements that render the entire scene absurd.

The framed drawings are arranged in messy, salon-style constellations that either compliment or disrupt the large-scale portraits painted directly onto the walls. A second gallery features two dozen black masks whose forms are taken straight from Mrzyk & Moriceau drawings. And a downtempo hymn from singer-songwriter Sébastien Tellier provides the soundtrack to the exhibition by way of Mrzyk & Moriceau’s adjacent animated music video. More pics after the jump!  —Matthew Harrison Tedford, San Francisco contributor

Installation view, Mrzyk & Moriceau: The Man With The Golden Gun, Ratio 3, San Francisco

Installation views, Mrzyk & Moriceau: The Man With The Golden GunRatio 3, San Francisco


Mrzyk & Moriceau, Untitled, 2010 | Ink on paper, 11.7 x 8.3 inches. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco.


Mrzyk & Moriceau, Untitled, 2010 | Ink on paper, 8.3 x 11.7 inches. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco.


Mrzyk & Moriceau, Untitled, 2010 | Ink on paper, 41 x 30 inches. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco.


Mrzyk & Moriceau, Untitled, 2010 | Ink on paper, 11.7 x 8.3 inches. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco.


Mrzyk & Moriceau, Untitled, 2010 | Ink on paper, 11.7 x 8.3 inches. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco.

Installation views, Mrzyk & Moriceau: The Man With The Golden GunRatio 3, San Francisco


Matthew Harrison Tedford is an associate editor and contributing writer for San Francisco’s Art Practical.

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