thru Feb 1:
Nicole Awai, SunTek Chung, Rico Gatson,
Mark Thomas Gibson, Alejandro Guzman, Maren Hassinger,
Ariel Jackson, Matthew Day Jackson, Dawit L. Petros,
Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Naomi Reis and Michael Vahrenwald.
Susan Inglett Gallery, 522 W24th St., NYC
“The idea of this group show, organized by the artist William Villalongo, is that art can look good and think tough at the same time, and so it can… There’s a lot of expertly made violence on hand: torn-apart heads… best of show comes from Matthew Day Jackson and his mother, Karen Jackson. After Mr. Jackson cuts out images from 1960s Life magazine covers, his mother mends the excisions with needlepoint.” - Holland Cotter, NY Times
Recording of the second showing of my performance "Commedie", 2012.
For once not terribly loud, it is mostly an exercise on my own gender identity, campiness, ernest sincerity and ridiculous embarassement.
While it’s deliberate pacing is very effective in person, the recording can feel a bit long; use these indexes if you’d like to skip ahead to the different colours:
Pictures from my performance last week titled Jona 1, a follow up to Jakob. Similar in structure, through the use of vocalisations in a crescendo to fill the avaliable space, it has added elements of connecting an inside with an outside through mutual vibration.
(Though this incarnation was a big improvement over Jona zero, I am considering to perform this a final time at a later point.)
Video should follow later.
Saira McLaren, Anger overcame her, fabric dye on raw linen, 45 x 36 inches, 2013
Portrait of a cowboy, September 2013