Opening: Friday, August 12, 7 - 10pm
Saturday, August 13, 6 - 8pm
Pieces-of-you-topia, dance performance. Choreography by Sasha Petrenko, sound by Scott Hender & Sasha Petrenko, installation by Miriam Dym.
Sunday, August 21, 9 AM-5PM
Performance by Lucas Murgida
Friday, August 26, 6 - 9pm
Pieces-of-you-topia Closing Party featuring art-work, performances by Mel Day, Lucas Murgida, Kelly Lynn Jones, Natasha Wheat, Miriam Dym and WWAWUT.
Exhibition Runs: August 13 - 27, 2011
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 1 - 6pm
Image: Shall Not Want, 2011, courtesy of the artist Mel Day, dimensions variable (coat: Miriam Dym for Dymproducts; photo credit: Jeffery Cross)
Our things in our hands must be equals, comrades… !
Alexander Rodchenko, Paris, 1925.
In a materialistic culture there is a gap between process and material. The relationship between the producer and the consumer is veiled. Material objects are fetishized as exchange-value is emphasized over use-value and the market fills the gap with new desires and identities, provided by the shiny new “things in our hands…”
Pieces-of-you-topia is an exhibition and alternative residency project exploring a new kind of materialism. The artists in the exhibition are engaged in a practice where object and process exist in tandem, with shifting values. In some instances the object may be a small remnant of the process, but the process is indebted to the object for its existence. Process brings us closer to the material. Through process, the material instructs us how we might engage with our material world and, in turn, reconnect with ourselves. Unveiling the making behind each of the artists projects, this residency exposes a humanness within material objects, and our humanistic relationship to them.
Kelly Lynn Jones