I was invited to participate in the first international MeMeraki residency in the fall of 2021, alongside my graduate school peers Maia Ibar and Todd Bienvenu. Also in attendance was Hannah Rowan, and a stellar roster of local artists who also participated in the final show.
July 10 – September 19 2021 at the KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART
Curated by Yasmeen Siddiqui of Minerva Projects.
The Katonah Museum of Art presents “Cladogram” with works by 58 artists based locally, regionally, and from a diversity of countries, including Argentina, Australia, and Italy. The groundbreaking exhibition received 1,100 submissions by 542 artists from 21 countries.
You can hear an audio file about my work in the show here: KMA on Youtube.
From the artist’s “Lost Tapes” series comes “Creation Scenes,” based on footage misplaced for almost twenty years and recently re-discovered.
Using traditional film techniques like scratching the emulsion with a needle, splicing and taping the film, in combination with newer technology in editing including Ipad drawing and animated Gifs- to create a soft-spoken and evocative short film.
As a young filmmaker in the nineties, the artist would encourage intense performative acts by her friends and lovers in front of VHS and Super 8mm film cameras. Dawn, an ex-girlfriend, and Jesse, the artist’s ex-husband, as an artist in his own right, are subjects in this film.
“Creation Scenes” examines the idea of who is creator and who is the creation: woman birthing man; artist as the hand of ‘God’ -the filmmaker… A meta-narrative of a disembodied artist drawing on himself – as the filmmaker draws on top of him: ”X-ing out her exes’s…”
A collaboration between the artist and her self in another form —a split/persona of the artist: from the cut-and-past of 3D-collage to the animated gif of the existing image; the artist works within dualities to create works in multiple platforms. Old school, new school techniques combine to form a colorful and dynamic short-form animé.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.- Wikipedia
Social Media has the implication of Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, Linkedin, and other platforms, which are used for marketing and the bringing together of networks and people. This exhibition is about forming a connection with another artist, (another BC Artist or an artist of your choice) whether it be a painting together, or you curate each other’s work.
We are pleased to present Social Media, a collaboration and thinking about painting and practices beyond our own, in hope of a connection, in this time of isolation.