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January 23 to March 3 Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall will host Temporal and Corporeal: a Broad Scope of Performance Art, a multidimensional exploration of contemporary performance art. There are numerous live events planned throughout the exhibition’s duration, and the opening reception for the exhibition is planned for Thursday, January 25, 6-9 p.m. An artist panel and discussion is planned for Friday, January 26 1-4 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium.
WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke with Courtney Kessel, the gallery coordinator for Ohio University Art Gallery, about the unique exhibition, as well as some of the basic questions that arise when one considers what performance art is at all.
Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art
January 23–March 3, 2018
Ohio University Art Gallery
Seigfred Hall, Athens, Ohio
Reception: Thursday, January 25, 6-9 p.m.
Artist presentation and panel: Friday, January 26, 1-4 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred 5th floor
Exhibition Blog: temporalandcorporeal.tumblr.com
School of Art + Design proudly presents an exhibition of contemporary performance art, “Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art,” at Ohio University Art Gallery in Athens, January 23–March 3. Live performance events, visiting artist panel discussions, and a reception open the first week of events.
Join us for an opening reception, Thursday January 25, 6–9 p.m., and an artist presentation and panel discussion on January 26, 1–4 p.m. in Mitchel Auditorium, Seigfred 5th floor. Artist Danielle Abrams will join us at Ohio University the week of January 23 for the opening week events surrounding the exhibition.
Guest artists Yana Evans, Danielle Abrams, and OHIO alumnus Kris Grey will give artist presentations and join a panel discussion, Friday, January 26, 1-4 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, with light refreshments. Open to the public, and free.
Additional visiting artists and performances are planned throughout the length of the exhibition, and will be announced soon.
Artists in the exhibition include: Will Arbery, Matty Davis, Kenny Polyak, & Kora Radella, Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe, E.J. Cobb, Kara Dunne, Marisa Finos, Cari Freno, Lindsay Garcia, Rae Goodwin, Mary Addison Hackett, Greg Hatch, Brock Jensen, Heather Joy Layton, Daniel Lichtman, Katie Mansfield, Yelena Myshko, Rebecca Pappas, Hyun Gi Park, Sam Posso, Keegan Shiner, Heather Sincavage, Christine Stiver, and Megan Young.
Dr. Jennie Klein and art history students in the School of Art + Design will be contributing texts and essays in response to this exhibition and its performances at temporalandcorporeal.tumblr.com.
Featured Guest Artist Bios:
Danielle Abrams is a working class, African American, Jewish, Butch Lesbian artist whose performances are shaped by her identity and background as a biracial woman. Abrams animates a series of characters that represent a cross section of ethnicities, races, and genders. Many of these performance characters come from her own background. More information about Abrams’s work, as well as videos of her performances, can be found on her web site: www.danielleabrams.com
Ayana Evans is a NYC based artist who works frequently in Chicago, where she grew up. Evans’s work questions the space between African American identity, Hip Hop Culture, and endurance performance. Garbed in a neon-yellow, zebra-striped catsuit, Evans often forces art world audiences (most of them of European descent) to confront the inherent biases of the art world. Evans’s on-going performances/public interventions include: “Operation Catsuit” and “I Just Came Here to Find a Husband.” She has curated and co-curated performance art shows throughout the U.S and worked in arts education for a decade. She is Editor at Large for www.cultbytes.com. Her recent press includes articles on New York Magazine’s The Cut, Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post, gallerygurls.net, and CNN. More information can be found on her her web site: www.ayanaevans.com
Kris Grey/Justin Credible received their MFA from Ohio University in 2012. They are a gender-queer artist whose work combines strategies of communication, activism, community building, education, lecture, and studio production. Grey’s work addresses what it means to be trans* in the sense of always in transition and the refusal to rest in binary identities. Grey’s work deals with what it means to change one’s gender, histories of non-normate folk, and corporeal excess via endurance and community performances. More information can be found on Grey’s web site: kristingrey.com
Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday 10:00a.m.–4:00p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For additional information, please contact Courtney Kessel at the Ohio University Art Gallery, School of Art + Design Seigfred Hall 536, Athens, Ohio, 45701 or at (740) 593-1994.
This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for Ohio.
The Ohio University Art Gallery, located on the 5th floor of Seigfred Hall, is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sponsors include: School of Art + Design, Ohio University Art Galleries, LGBT Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Ohio University Multicultural Center and Honors Tutorial College Cutler’s Scholars Program, and Arts for OHIO.
Follow along at the Ohio University Art Galleries Facebook Page for updates @ohiouniversityartgalleries.