Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon at Gern en Regalia

Artists: Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon

Exhibition title: Two Birds, One Stone

Venue: Gern en Regalia, New York, US

Date: November 28, 2020 – January 15, 2021

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Gern en Regalia, New York

On view at Gern en Regalia is the work of the artists and partner duo Chris Lloyd and Sara Yukiko Mon. The two have come together to explore the practice of world building. In their case, it is one populated by whimsical creatures and kitsch knick knacks, punctuated by archival stickers on a suite of collages. The ultimate throughline is love amidst chaos and concessions.

Julia Kristeva conceives of love as a great untouchable. She contends that it simultaneously offers “a risk of death” and “a chance of life.” Love is unstable, at times unbearable, yet it remains something worth striving toward and nurturing.

There is a marked instability of style at play in the pieces, one that is often inherent in collaborative practices. Lloyd and Mon engage in their own version of André Breton’s Exquisite Corpse, an exercise born out of an old parlor game played by Breton and his contemporaries. With a 21st century update in both perspective and technology, the pair have employed this tradition of collective assemblage in order to interrogate different moments in their own relationship.

Printed on a checkerboard is a gleeful thumper juxtaposed with, among other things, fornicating animals and a violin playing housecat. Elsewhere, a milieu of swans, rabbits, and whistling baby birds comprise the frame of an illustrated butterfly perched atop a scene of carnage rendered in watercolor. The dialectics of creation, conflict, and transformation are pronounced here.

The love story between artists unfolds as a series of illustrations, prints and the like. Perhaps it’s all about meeting in the middle, or maybe it’s spending a bit of time on each side of a coin.

-Reilly Davidson, 2020

Chris Lloyd (b. 1994, Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a multimedia artist and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He plays with themes of nostalgia and personal narrative by manipulating and layering found material.

Sara Yukiko Mon (b. 1996, San Francisco, California) is a multidisciplinary designer and artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in Design | Media Arts in 2018. In her work she often plays with themes of humor and absurdity in the mundane.





Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Two Birds, One Stone, 2020, exhibition view, Gern en Regalia, New York

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Deep Forest Dance, Ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Deep Forest Dance, Ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Deep Forest Dance, Ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Puppy Love, Stickers and Ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Puppy Love, Stickers and Ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Permanent Honeymoon, Watercolor, graphite, and ink transfer on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Permanent Honeymoon, Watercolor, graphite, and ink transfer on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Falling with Love, Watercolor and ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Falling with Love, Watercolor and ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Salty, Graphite on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Salty, Graphite on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Green Eyed Monster / Kissed by Poison Fire, Graphite on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Green Eyed Monster / Kissed by Poison Fire, Graphite on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Love Me Tender, Ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Love Me Tender, Ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dog Eat Dog, Ink and watercolor on paper, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dog Eat Dog, Ink and watercolor on paper, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dog Eat Dog, Ink and watercolor on paper, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Cat and Mouse, Ink and graphite on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Cat and Mouse, Ink and graphite on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, To My Tired Heart / A Loving Resurrection, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, To My Tired Heart / A Loving Resurrection, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, One -Trick Pony, Graphite and ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, One -Trick Pony, Graphite and ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, One -Trick Pony, Graphite and ink on paper, 9” × 12”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dreaming in a Hemlock Patch, Prints and trinkets, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dreaming in a Hemlock Patch, Prints and trinkets, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dreaming in a Hemlock Patch, Prints and trinkets, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dreaming in a Hemlock Patch, Prints and trinkets, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dreaming in a Hemlock Patch, Prints and trinkets, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Dreaming in a Hemlock Patch, Prints and trinkets, 12” × 16”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Stardust Melody, Ink on paper, 4” × 4”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Stardust Melody, Ink on paper, 4” × 4”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Close to You, Video on canvas, 36”× 20”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, Plush, 27” × 27”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, Plush, 27” × 27”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, Plush, 27” × 27”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, Plush, 27” × 27”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Puppet Show, Plush, 9” × 11”, 2020

Chris Lloyd & Sara Yukiko Mon, Puppet Show, Plush, 9” × 11”, 2020