Terri and Donna Meet Taylor Kretschmar

First off, Terri and Donna aren't real people. Like a lot of the stuff that comes spiraling out of the small gallery space at NW 36th Street and NW 2nd Avenue, T & D are fiction. Or a joke. Or both. 

To really know, you'd have to ask Diego Caro de Briature and Clay Deutsch, the guys who actually run Terri and Donna gallery. They might tell you the truth. Or they might lie to your face because that's fun. The standing story, though, is that Diego and Clay picked "really awesomely terrible girl's names, the worst we could think of," and just ran with it. 

And they've been running with it for almost a year now. Since May 2009, the space has hosted art shows sporadically, sometimes staying empty for weeks. Then suddenly the doors will open up for some off-the-radar music thing, like the Art Basel week visit by Washed Out or the upcoming Pictureplane layover

Right now, however, Terri and Donna isn't empty. It's totally full of art by Taylor Kretschmar. And the press release describes Kretschmar's show "Carbon Quarter Turn," saying: "From image to thing back into image back into thing. This turns into that turns into this, image into thing." 

What? Don't get it? Well, that's another awesome thing (besides fiction and art and music) about Diego and Clay ... Their promo materials read like the incoherent, logorrhea-laced, psychedelic poetry that you and your overeducated friends write while wasted on Liberty caps. You could call it next-level PR. Or a joke. Or both.

"Carbon Quarter Turn" by Taylor Kretschmar. Through March 13. Terri and Donna Gallery, 153 NW 36th St., Miami. Visits are by appointment only, so email [email protected]

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