Kate Gilmore +
David Norr

March 16, 2013 / 1:00pm

FREE and open to all

Kate Gilmore’s performance-based works, and subsequent videos, show the artist struggling through or enduring absurd physical challenges. In all of Gilmore’s works, she wears distinctly feminine attire, including tight floral dresses and high heels. This clothing not only contrasts with the strenuous, messy, and aggressive activities taking place, it also serves to make them more awkward and difficult. Gilmore’s imposed situations combine elements of slapstick humor and visceral discomfort to address female identity, labor, and resistance.

Along with MOCA Chief Curator David Norr, Gilmore will discuss pieces on view in her solo exhibition Body of Work, including a newly commissioned video and installation.