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Roni Shneior, In the Back (detail), 2016, one element of a mixed-media installation, ceramic, pickles, cigarettes, 15 × 8 × 4".

Orr Herz and Roni Shneior

Chin’s Push

Roni Shneior, In the Back (detail), 2016, one element of a mixed-media installation, ceramic, pickles, cigarettes, 15 × 8 × 4".

As if enacting a Venn diagram of independent and collaborative artmaking, Orr Herz and Roni Shneior partnered for “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by each composing a single piece to exhibit and then joining together to complete a third. The three projects occupied distinct areas of the garden behind Chin’s Push, an artist-run project space, thus functioning as autonomous entities distinct from the primary gallery. The lush garden, cluttered with planting beds and numerous pots, chairs, and a picnic table, and anchored by a full-size vintage trailer, was the perfect site for Herz’s and Shneior’s interventions, which were unified by a layered sound element in the form of a gurgling ceramic water fountain that greeted viewers at its entrance. Your Knuckles Know (all works 2016) is the artists’ third such fountain. Their first appeared in the context of a Clay Night

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