Body Project at Pro Neo Post

My good friend and colleague, Elizabeth Nelson, took some beautiful pictures of our exhibition, Pro Neo Post. Below are a few of the Body Project images. Thank you so much for all of the encouragement and support both on the night of the opening and otherwise.

Body Project installation with Annan Shehadi’s installation in the background.

Some audience favorites.

Some of my favorites.

Body Project installation (view as one walks into the gallery. The photos to the left are Elizabeth Nelson’s installation and to the right Jessica Bardsley’s work.

Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies Symposium

Chang Jia, Standing up Peeing 3, archival inkjet print, 2006, image via Walsh Gallery

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryan Education Center, Studio A, 159 E. Monroe Street                                             Thursday, April 19, 3:00-7:00 PM

Space & Place 3:00-4:15, Memory & History 4:30-5:45, Identity & Body 6:00-7:00.

The graduating student in the MA in Visual and Critical Studies program share their thesis work in a symposium. Please join us for lively presentation of interdisciplinary work and a dynamic conversation.

I will be presenting an excerpt of my chapter on Chang Jia’s photography series Standing Up Peeing which will be in the Identity & Body group from 6:00-7:00.

There will be cookies and coffee!

NYC, April 10, Part I [Sandra Dukic and Boris Glamocanin]

Last Tuesday my colleague, Brandi Kulakowski, and I went to New York City for a day to meet with some artists. We had an incredible trip. This week I will share with you the two main gallery visits.

Sandra Dukic, The Anatomy of Female Feelings, 2012

First we met with Sandra Dukic and Boris Glamocanin at Splatterpool Art Space. Boris and Sandra had just opened the exhibition All in a day’s work curated by Boshko Boskovic. The collaborators just finished a six-week residency in Brooklyn at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ICSP). If you live in New York go see it!

Boris Glamocanin, Ode To the Revolutionaries & Myself (detail), 2012

When one enters Splatterpool you immediately experience Dukic’s The Anatomy of Female Feelings. The work is comprised of dishcloths with short statements embroidered into them ranging from “You should be pretty all the time” to slightly more obscure assertions. Dukic arranges the work so that the audience uses their body to maneuver through the piece reading each cloth. When the viewer comes to the end she is in the back half of the gallery space and encounters Glamocanin’s Ode To the Revolutionaries & Myself. Glamocanin’s piece began as a collection of dots on the wall. At the opening he encouraged the guests to pick up a marker and connect the dots–his work became a communal project. Again, the work requests the audience to use their body. The work almost completely covers the two largest walls in Splatterpool. Dukic and Glamocanin’s two works seem to exist independently but upon closer examination one realized the intricacies that bring the work and the two collaborators together.

Congratulations Gyun Hur

Over six years ago I met the talented artist and wonderful person, Gyun Hur. Today Art in America published a review about her work.  In the review Cinque Hicks says, “Hur deftly asks us to step back from nature and question what our examination of it reveals.” Visit Hur’s website to see more images of her work and visit Art in America to read hicks’ review in full. 

Sunday Morning Coffee [Installation Prep]

I am in the process of both finishing my thesis and prepping/doing my installation of Body Project for  Pro Neo Post which opens on Friday (come!).  Instead of the usual links I am sharing a few installation prep photos. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook these images are old news.

Organizing.

Hanging Prep

Sneak Peak

P.S. Can you believe its April? I should go trick Chad. . .