BE SOMEBODY!!

 

March 1- April 1, 2018

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Screening Reception | March 22 @ 7pm

[BYO Chair!]

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Do it. Now. You can, now. NOW! Now, let me tell you about you: Express yourself exert your [despondent passion]. it’s you thinking about you right? Right place, right time, right people. Wannabe somebody who does the things you do to me. Change your life [vigor]. Just keep doing what you’re doing [fatigue or boorishness]. Indecision is for nobody [calm strength]. Respect your attitude [excitement]. I can almost taste it. That ideal person that makes me love me. Spread your happiness and your feet (as many reps as possible). I can’t do it without you can do it. But you already knew that, didn’t you? -Anna Wehrwein, curator
Thinking of You
Martin Lang
2016
6:38 min 
Martin Lang  is an artist living and working in St. Louis, MO. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Transmedia at the University of Tennessee and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with Honors from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Webster University and an Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at Unix Gallery in New York, Gallery Protocol in Gainesville, Arizona State University in Phoenix, ARTSCAPE Art Fair in Baltimore, Tranzit.sk in Bratislava and Stern Studio in Vienna among others. In 2016 he completed a residency at the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria. He received a variety of grants and awards while at the University of Tennessee, in addition to two grants from the Santo Foundation. He was recently invited to Tokyo University of the Arts to lecture about his work as part of their Global Art Practice series. www.lordmang.com
Feet Thinker 1-3 
Abigail Lucien
2016
3:22 min

Abigail Lucien is an interdisciplinary artist raised in Florida and Cap-Haitian, Haiti. She holds a BFA from Florida State University and an MFA in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lucien’s work foregrounds her dual Haitian-American nationality by looking at ways cultural identities and inherited colonial structures transmit to the body and psyche through commercial mass media. Her work has exhibited at museums and institutions such as MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York, Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA., Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, FL, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Lucien is currently based in Richmond, VA where she teaches in the Sculpture + Extended Media department at Virginia Commonwealth University. www.abigaillucien.com

A Story of Now
Laura Hyunjhee Kim
2016
3:04 min 

Laura Hyunjhee Kim is a Korean-American multimedia artist who playfully engages with the Do-It-Yourself amateur aesthetics of the Internet and renders familiar physical experiences into fabricated (non)existent spaces that reimagine digital culture and virtual living. Kim has shown work in on/offline exhibition spaces, screenings, and festivals around the world recently including the Centro Cultural São Paulo - The Wrong-New Digital Art Biennale, Internet Archive, Ever Gold Projects, San Jose ICA, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and Super Art Modern Museum (SPAMM).Kim was recently an artist in residence at the Internet Archive, Korea National University of the Arts, and Black & White Projects. Kim received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a PhD student in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information.www.lauraonsale.com

One Hour with a Chair
Jennifer Vanilla
2017
60 min

Jennifer Vanilla is the entrepreneurial fantasy vessel LARPed into reality by Becca Kauffman, a New York City performance artist and long standing member of art rock band, Ava Luna. Her commercial-inspired vocalizations, paired with reconstructions (or “jv edits”) of 90’s house tracks, are reminiscent of Will Powers, Ann Steel, and Laurie Anderson, and provide the foundation for her comedic motivational, live performances. JV has performed at MoMA, Museum of Arts and Design, and FluxFactory; shared the stage with Cindy Wilson (The B-52’s), Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), cult icon David Liebe Hart, YACHT, and Helado Negro; and can be seen every month on her Queens Public Television show, The Jennifer Vanilla Hour. A contempo clown who uses attention as her business model, she’ll sell you back to yourself for free. “If you’re going to have a fantasy, at least make it reality. If you’re going to have reality, at least make it a fantasy.” -Jennifer Vanilla www.youtube.com/jennifervanillatv