Digital print, resin clay and paint on wood
Very grateful to be a part of this project with such amazing people and friends, opening Oct 4 (6-9) at Saint Elizabeth’s in Washington DC, if you are near by check it out! It will be up for one month.
Rock512Devil: Our Union
St. Elizabeth’s East Gateway Pavilion
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20032
Saturday, October 4th, 6-9pm: Opening Reception and Performances for Rock512Devil: Our Union. The Second Iteration of Brendan Fowler’s Walls at St. Elizabeth’s
Artist Brendan Fowler hands off the second curatorial iteration of his six freestanding wall sculptures to Baltimore-based collective, Rock512Devil, as the sculptural walls become a platform for their artist selection and a series of performances, music, and screenings. For this installation, the boards have been rotated, allowing for a new surface for the artists to work on, and a new collaborative artist/curator/artist creation. Participating artists and performers include Peggy Chiang, Bryan Collins, Max Eilbacher, Amanda Horowitz, Kelley Mcnutt, Sexoesthetic, and Marisa Takal. The artists involved are friends and past collaborators with the members of Rock512Devil, bringing together mutual friends and acquaintances is a union characteristic of the project space itself.
Kelley McNutt (b.1991, Washington D.C.) is an artist that lives and works in New York. Her practice primarily involves sculpture and photography. She has been shown nationally and internationally with recent projects including: Don’t Play in the Garden, a collaborative performance and installation with Izabelle New, 99cent Plus gallery, NY; Saving Face, The Still House Group, NY; All Good Kids Go to Heaven, Three Four Three Four Gallery, NY; Pecha Kucha: Selector Series, Publications and Multiples Fair, Baltimore, MD; Intimates Index, Gal Space, London, UK; Dream Boat, 1504 Gallery, NY. Forthcoming projects include her solo exhibition at Atlantis Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Marisa Takal (b.1991, Montclair, New Jersey) is a painter and poet currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Her work as been exhibited at Rock512Devil, Baltimore, MD; Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA; Secret Recipe, Los Angeles, CA; Mission Comics and Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA; sophiajacob, Baltimore, MD; and Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Peggy Chiang (b.1989, California) is an artist based in Baltimore. She is a collaborator in the curatorial project Szechuan Best, which exhibits work by national and international artists. She received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.
Amanda Horowitz (b.1991, Washington, D.C.) has been working on a series of essays and videos on the politics of fan fiction writing. She defines fan fiction as the process of being hosted by a body (of text/culture). In this process the possessed and obsessed fan occupies and extends the body of the character, deleting the author and creating what Avital Ronell coined as “haunted writing.” In her most recent project, Amanda casted the students from the Arts & Ideas Sudbury School to play a group of child actors rehearsing the final scene of their play, a terminal act of violence against former US president Ronald Reagan. Amanda is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives in Baltimore, MD.
Bryan Collins (b.1990, Prince Frederick, MD) is a multi media artist working primary in sculpture and video. He moved to Baltimore in 2008 to earn a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art as a scholarship student majoring in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. During his school career he curated student exhibitions and participated in a studio residency in Dumbo Brooklyn. Since graduating in 2012, Bryan has participated in various group exhibitions in Baltimore, created an immersive solo exhibition at the Tribal Haus Gallery, and collaborated with others on a series of screenplays.
Max Eilbacher (b.1991) is an artist and musician living and working in Baltimore, MD. Eilbacher has performed with various projects such as Matmos, Horse Lords and Needle Gun. Eilbacher’s sound has been described as, “an expertly crafted maze of deja-vu, audio hallucinations and dislocating atmospheric forms full of complex editing techniques.”
Sexoesthetic is the performative extension of a 5 year conversation about intimacy, vices, media and spirituality - while heavy bass is playing in the background. Strobe lights are the escape from our personal screens. Basslines open up the vortex to nirvana. Jared Brown is a Sagittarius and Adi Shachar is a Virgo - Susan Miller told us this will be the year for planning.
"And each day it got heavier, so that on Easter Sunday I was crucufied on a wooden cross, whipped with 2 bullwhips, covered in human vomit and chicken wings and chicken legs, while I had to hold burning torches - people in the audience could hear the skin burning on my hands. And then i urinated down Cosey’s legs while she stuck a lighted candle up her vagina, so there were flames coming out of her vagina. Just ordinary everyday ways of avoiding the commercials on the television…. "
This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,
Dorian Johnson yall. Confident and clear. Bless him.
I’m Tha Mary Tour
Far Rockaway, NY
Friday August 1st
Burning Fleshtival @ Red Light District
Friday August 8th
Saturday August 9th
5716 Genoa Oakland
Spacey Tracey’s Dairy Air
The Savage Young Taterbug
Sunday August 10th
1815 19th Street
Saturday August 16th
356 Mission Road
More Details Soon !
Tuesday August 19th
more TBA !
One More LA Date Maybe ;~)
via my cc points
every cop’s a bastard
Tomorrow :-) See Odwally and Brendan Fowler and others perform @ Trans Pecos, then come to All Good Children Go To Heaven in Greenpoint…A Mime a Dozen…
v good day ahead of u yall
I’m The Mary
“ So many students have said, trans students have said; now I can have a point of reference when I talk about who I am. My friends are like, ‘Oh, like Sophia from ‘Orange is the New Black?’’ and they’re like, ‘yeah,’ and then they just move on and it’s not an issue,” she said. “I got a letter from a young, from a trans youth’s mother who said that he transitioned because of me and because of seeing me on the show it gave him the courage to talk to his parents about who he was and they’re supportive and loving and now he’s started his transition. It’s insane. It’s really beautiful. ”
The power of representation in a nutshell….