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Tuesday July 12th

Performances, Leslie Rogers: Infranatural

Leslie Rogers

Free, doors at 8, show at 8:30


Leslie Rogers (performance)
Dr. Ladybear (Emmy Bright's aunt)
Katherine Helen Fisher (dance)
Nelly Kate (sound composition)
Dan Gilbert (karaoke)


Leslie Rogers
is a sculptor, video, and performance artist who holds an MFA in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work draws heavily from puppetry, slapstick entertainment, collaborative relationships, gender tropes, and the fiber arts to disregard or erase perceived hierarchies between performer and object, and amongst art forms and social groups. She is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan.
www.leslierogers.net/bio
www.vimeo.com/leslierogers

Dr. Ladybear
is a psychic psychoanalyst - a Doctor of Letters, a Master of Feelings with Care for the World. She works with friends/clients to their write letters to loved and difficult ones. The shared words and feelings are precious jewel treasures, which she is honored to have and to hold. 

Her portable offices and emotional services fill spaces of need, conflict, insecurity and desire. Using hand drawn notecards, cursive handwriting, psychic readings and psychoanalyltic traditions, she co-creates magic sigils, creative gestures, and practical messages to solve other people’s problems.
http://emmybright.com/ section/ 408066-Performance.html

Katherine Helen Fisher
is a Los Angeles-based choreographer and director focused on dance in new media intent on producing innovative works through interdisciplinary collaboration. By cultivating exchange between artists and thinkers from disparate fields, Fisher’s projects challenge current conventions of Proscenium Theater.
http:// katherinehelenfisher.com/

Nelly Kate
North Carolina-based artist and musician who works to engage the public with the urban scape through site-specific interventions of sound, video, and print. The aesthetic of her performances, recordings, and film scores are minimal and intimate layers of radio frequencies, field recordings, Casiotones, and deft lyrical/vocal arrangements.

Recent opportunities have included : : : residencies at Chesterfield Community, Black Iris Gallery and Studio Two Three; collaborations with Toni Wynn, Benjamin Thorp, Jordan Bruner, Leslie Rogers, and Dave Watkins; installations/ performances at Anderson Gallery, Black Iris Gallery, and Quirk; speaking engagements in classes/panels at The Bridge PAI, American University, and Virginia Commonwealth University; and a screening of a piece at TEDxRVA. She has shared the stage with artists such as : : : Stephen Vitiello, tUnE-yArDs, Mirah, The Blow, Angel Olsen, and DIIV.
http://nellykate.net/sound

Dan Gilbert
is a billionaire, founder of Detroit-based Quicken loans, and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the spirit of saturnalia, he will sing any karaoke song the people request. 
http://choosethinking.com/

 

 

Opening date: Sat June 257-10pm
Performances: Tues July 12, 8pm

INFRANATURAL


New work by Leslie Rogers in homage to regional potato chips, a quilt by the last suspected vampire in America, and other natural wonders.

from the old nubby Appalachians to the fresh, stabby Sierras

bare and exposed in their youth

naively revealing that they are the product of great violence

from the mountains spring forth our greatest and most bountiful domestic industrial farm to table product:


the regional potato chip healing crystal

a souvenir
a memento
a monument

concentrated remorse
like a diamond, forged through pressure and irritation
until it pops from the earth’s surface like a blackhead

Leslie Rogers is a sculptor, video, and performance artist who holds an MFA in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work draws heavily from puppetry, slapstick entertainment, collaborative relationships, gender tropes, and the fiber arts to disregard or erase perceived hierarchies between performer and object, and amongst art forms and social groups. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan.

www.leslierogers.net/bio
www.vimeo.com/leslierogers



Leslie A. Rogers
Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Scholar,
Michigan Society of Fellows, Art and Design, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design
Guest Faculty Resident, Telluride House 

www.leslierogers.net
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“Your Pants Are My Etc”

Nicole Killian
Savannah Knoop

 

 

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“Your Pants Are My Etc” is curious through style. Originating in a collaborative dialogue between NK and SK, the objects and videos juxtaposed here follow a basic principle held dear by the avid thrift-store shopper: the garment that is chanced upon—yet is neither here nor there—holds a potentiality.


There are three instantaneous transformations of a garment for sale in a thrift store; first, the intended context—a garment’s stylistic markers of class, age, and gender—become secondary yet is never lost completely. An object, or garment, carries its story. Second, the intended body— a garment’s size and tailoring—becomes malleable through wear and tear, stretch and shrink, wrinkle and fade. Third, the intended cost— the manifestation of corporate calculations of labor and demand—is scaled down to a cost that encourages experimentation and play. The works in “Your Pants Are My Jacket” flow from this drift of branded commodity to queered potential.

Queer style: a process. Taking bits of what’s offered and imagining a new offering. Pre-packaged does not exist. Holding history’s details while allowing its structural status quo to fall away. Imagining bodies that are not standardized and do not move through the world in an understood way. To hem, cut, re-drape, dye, stretch, take in, take out, tuck, lace, fringe, flip, frump, roll, cinch, scrunch— and then to imagine the body again. The clothing stretches the body, and the body stretches the clothing — creating a space for body/object empathy.


It could be that we have never thought to put something like this on our body. It could be that we want to put our body on this garment.

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Nicole Killian's work uses design, video, objects and writing to investigate how the structures of shared platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape identity from a queer, feminist perspective. She is co-editor and designer of ISSUES with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener. Her writing has been published in WOW HUH, Carets + Sticks, and The Enemy and has upcoming pieces with Exempt Works in Modern Behaviours and theJournal of Feminist Scholarship. Nicole received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is based in Richmond Virginia. 

Savannah Knoop is a Brooklyn based artist who creates and employs strategies of permission through object-making, performance, and writing. In 2001 she founded the clothing line Tinc, which ran until 2009, with creative partner Parachati Pattajotti. In 2007, she published a memoir titled Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy (Seven Stories Press). Savannah is part of the triumvirate of the monthly audio/visual party Woahmone. She received her MFA at VCU in Sculpture+Extended Media. `

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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