Join us to celebrate the opening of Truths and Visions by sculptor, performance artist, and educator Joyce J. Scott. Join Scott and exhibition curator, Patterson Sims, at 7pm for a conversation about her work, career, and life. Stay on after the talk to view the exhibition and talk with the artist and curator in the gallery.
LIVE WIRES is a rich and varied sonic experience that combines the frenetic shredding sounds of a Janus, gentle resonating patinas of an electronic cello, and strange twills of custom hand-built transducers.
Experience two different but equally magnetic cross-genre presentations that fuse film, music, and performance. Known for dramatic identity-based interventions, artist Nao Bustamante presents Silver & Gold, a sexually-loaded performance drawing from avant-garde filmmaker Jack Smith and his muse, 1940s Dominican starlet Maria Montez.
In this documentary, art world experts and childhood friends offer an intimate portrayal of the internationally acclaimed artist. The film weaves together a portrait of an artist who is not easily defined by including footage of her visual work and performance art, as well as personal stories from Scott herself. Scott uses her artistic talents to draw in her audience with beauty and humor before the viewer can realize that she might be addressing such subjects as genocide, racism, and rape.