‘ardkore, a thing like you and me // Christopher Corey Allen // 4.13.19 – 5.11.19
Christopher Corey Allen is a transdisciplinary artist utilizing video, print media, performance, and sculpture to explore ways of existing outside of normative understandings of the subject as bound, contained, and intended for progress.
In ‘ardkore, a thing like you and me, CCA presents a series of videos and sculptures that examine the liminal space between object and subject. Drawing from a range of influences including rave culture, combat sports and the semiotics of pattern; CCA looks at shapeshifting in social structures, and the social cues and gestures that are rendered passable in each structure.
Allen has twice been artist-in-residence at HAIR+NAILS, turning the storefront into a green screen video set in the off-season. Allen’s 2017 residency hatched the video/sculpture/print show “MERE BELLIES”.
About the artist:
CCA received their MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA from the University of Minnesota. They are a 2018 Tobey Devin Lewis Fellow and have been the recipient of numerous awards including the New Beginnings Award from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation Award, the Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Arts Learning Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Residencies include Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, and Pino, Florence Italy. Exhibitions include Walker Art Center, The White Page Gallery, and Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN, the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN, Roman Susan Gallery and Wedge Projects, Chicago IL, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and DAM, Detroit, MI.