White Man On a Pedestal (WMOAP), an exhibition of work by Doreen Garner and Kenya (Robinson) questions a prevailing western history that uses white-male-heteronormativity as its persistent model. Each artist challenges the accepted visual elements of this monumentality, playing with size, texture and performance.
Join us for a night of karaoke hosted by the glamorous and enigmatic CHEEKY LaSHAE. A fluid-identity avatar and performative structure designed by artist Kenya (Robinson), CHEEKY LaSHAE's #KaraokeUNIVERSAL blurs the boundary between audience and performer. For "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 01011863," pop songs and politics combine in an investigation of freedom, offering us the opportunity to sing, reflect, and own the performer in us all.
Thursday, August 17
9 pm – 10 pm
Photo credit: Carlos David
For Listen without Prejudice Vol. 01011863, special thanks to Holly Ajala, NIC Kay, Joseph Keckler, Karma Malhas, Zachary Nguyen, Haley Parsa, Xinan Ran, Malaika Temba, and the Textile Arts Center.
"It's not always possible to sort out fact from fiction, but to believe that everything is a lie is to know nothing."
—Jill Lepore, "The World That Trump and Ailes Built," The New Yorker
FEATURING: Meriem Bennani | David Diao | David HerbertMatt Johnson | Ev and Franco Mattes | Jennifer and Kevin McCoyWilliam Powhida | Kenya (Robinson) | Rachel RossinUltra Violet Production House [Joshua Citarella and Brad Troemel] | The Yes Men
Stranger Things, an exhibition featuring Jes Fan, Tamara Santibañez, Kenya (Robinson), Nakeya Brown, Ted Mineo, and Erik Ferguson invokes visceral reactions within the body and highlights unconventional or otherwise strange relationships and interactions between humans and objects. In the spectrum of the uncanny, each work finds itself both above and below the scale of human likeness causing perverse familiarity and cognitive dissonance. Still lives of lanthionization products, scrub brushes made with the hair of caucasia, silicone prosthetic and more can be found in company.
Curated by Doreen Garner at Outpost Artists Resources.
Opening reception: June 9, 6-9pm
On view: June 9 - July 7, Wednesday-Sunday or by appointment.
For the duration of the festival, the gallery walls of HOWL! Happening will be filled with work from a series of video artist/performers that are pushing beyond the boundaries of what is expected for movement on camera. How do we perform persona? Who/what exists outside of the frame and motivates the movement/gesture/performance? Video artists include: Deville Cohen, Dynasty Handbag, Doreen Garner, Raja Feather Kelly, Erica Magrey, Sophia Peer, Kenya (Robinson), Jennifer Sullivan and Yozmit.
The Movement Research Festival Spring 2017: surprise! surprise(!) surprise/! surprise, May 31 – June 6, 2017, is curated by Laurie Berg, Monstah Black, and Amy Khoshbin.
ASSISTIVE SERVICES: Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made two weeks in advance of the event through the RSVP form or by contacting Anna Adams Stark at email@example.com or 212.598.0551 (voice only).
Single-payer healthcare and poppin' tags, ST4NKLOV3 is back with another edition on Thursday March 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30pm @ 15 Maiden Lane, NYC. Hosted by Creative Capital and Clocktower Productions, this month's livestream episode is less romance and more finance as k(Rob), along with Doug Henwood, Leigh Kamping-Carder and Kendra Jayne Patrick, pontificate over a mash-up of rootsy protest tunes and trap music. "Bad and Boujee" served with a hearty dose of "Backlash Blues", it's a green light special, complete with a Make-It-Rain tutorial, Cocktails and a Dollar-Deal-GIft-Basket Raffle.