Loose Strife presents a series of works created through collaboration by the poet Quan Barry and the visual artist Michael Velliquette. In classical terms, the title of the exhibition stems from a translation of the Greek name Lysimachus (Λυσίμαχος), the name describing one who makes war, who literally “looses battle” on the world. In this context the works in the exhibition are loosely inspired by the brutality of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy The Oresteia, an archetypal narrative of internecine conflict.