Weight of the World
I'm showing my new "video album," Break Up Album (Demo), at Cincinnati's Reed Gallery, in a group show called Weight of the World:
Curated by Maiza Hixson and Ryan Mulligan, “Weight of the World” testifies to art’s potential for self-healing/coping/and emotional survival. The exhibition features 17 artists, each of whom examine his/her own own life through the practice of art making, using the process of making as a step in healing. The works are simultaneously self-centered and universal. With subjects ranging from homemade support groups, coping with death and grief, self-actualization after a break-up, financial difficulties, and an artist place in a post 9/11 world, the show resonates with sincerity and humble self-reflection. Please join us for an opening reception Thursday, January 10th at 5:30 pm.
"Break Up Album (Demo)" is a four-channel video project about pain as a medium, the breakup album genre, and the notion of a demo--something that shows what an artist may (or may not) have to offer or be capable of... in hopes of getting "picked up." Excerpts from the project can be seen here