Saturday, April 16, 2011
Title: Sweet Throat
self-portrait with mouth cavity filled and overflowing with sugar
About the work: Sweet Throat is about grit, gagging, over-indulging, the senses and something good gone wrong. Whether reading Aurora Brackett's poem (below), viewing Sarah G. Sharp's artwork, or reflecting on my own health and internal states, I feel a sense of longing to connect to oneself, and struggling to climb and look beyond. This lead me to create the experience of being filled with a mountain peak of sugar crystals overflowing from my mouth. Similarly to the poetry, I am examining my own capacity and limitations.
The Other Side
by Aurora Brackett
a broken jaw
a brown may
symphony of light
gnathic: of or relating to the jaw
isn't this where desire lives
this first hinge
hope in the waxed crease of lips
my jaws are mountains
in wanting you I wander
this is not a blazen
I have love my own name
this place is basalt
the other side
in my teeth
This collaboration will be included in Sarah G. Sharp's project "From Dexter to Sinister."
More about Sarah G. Sharp:
Sarah G. Sharp is an artist who uses everyday materials to explore the construction and expression of individual belief systems and their relationship to a larger “community.” She holds an MFA in Studio Art and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY. Sarah is the recipient of a Getty Research Institute Library Research Grant and a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited and screened in numerous venues including The Aldrich Museum and Real Artways in Connecticut and Frederieke Taylor Gallery and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York. Sarah's collaborative initiative From Dexter to Sinister will be included in the exhibition Here, There and Everywhere, part of the Transcultural Exchange Conference to be held in Boston in April, 2011. The publication of her oral history interview with the artist Elaine Reichek for the Smithsonian Institute’s Archive of American Art is forthcoming. Sarah is currently a lecturer in the New Media Department at Purchase College, SUNY and will teach Video Production in the Art Practice Graduate Program at School of Visual Arts in New York in 2011. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Thank you to Daniel Alt and Jill Nepomnick for their help with the performance.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Contact: Emily Sloan
TX BI 2011: A Celebration of Texas-based Bisexual Artists
For Immediate Release—HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 15, 2011)— TX BI 2011: A Celebration of Texas-based Bisexual Artists: a group exhibition curated by Emily Sloan, on view at Curation Myth Ministries, Box 13 Artspace, April 30 through May 21.
Daniel Adame, Sasha Dela, Ben Tecumseh DeSoto, Ryan Hawk, Koomah, Traci Matlock, Y.E. Torres, Addie Tsai and Julia Wallace are the selected artists for the exhibition. Work presented includes performance, photography, video, and zine. The exhibition is curated by Emily Sloan and on view in her studio/exhibition/meeting space Curation Myth Ministries within Box 13 ArtSpace. The exhibition coincides with the Texas Biennial also on view within Box 13 ArtSpace and has a reception on Saturday, April 30 from 7-9:30pm.
“This show is very exciting as it offers a setting for a micro-dialogue of bisexuals operating outside of both homosexual and heterosexual communities” said Emily Sloan, curator of the exhibition and studio resident of Curation Myth Ministries. “I wanted to open my studio to other artists to give them a chance to share their unique vision. The show being in the same building during the same time as the Texas Biennial just adds yet another layer of excitement!”
In addition to the opening night of Saturday, April 30, the exhibition will be open to the public on the following Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm: May 7, May 14 and May 21. Saturday, May 21 at 2pm there will be a closing artists' and curator's talk.
Attached image: Traci Matlock, photograph, 2011
For more information, please visit:
Emily Sloan (www.emilysloanblog.blogspot.com)
Curation Myth Ministries (www.curationmyth.blogspot.com)
Box 13 ArtSpace (www.box13artspace.com)
Curation Myth Ministries
Box 13 ArtSpace
6700 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77011