Friday, July 19 at 6:00
Artist Conversation with the collaborators of JEALOUSY — Heidi Eckwall, Ryan Fontaine, and HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder).
The Conversation will be moderated by artists Julia Gavin Bither & Claire King.
Friday, July 19 at 6:00
In the HAIR+NAILS backyard sculpture garden
More about the artist moderators:
Julia Gavin Bither (they/them, choreographer/performer) and Claire King (she/her, installation/visual artist) are a collaborative artist team living and working in South Minneapolis. Their most recent work, The Cloud Suit, was developed through the Red Eye Theater’s Works In Progress program and presented in the New Works 4 Weeks festival in June 2019.
Julia Gavin Bither works as an independent dancer with artists such as HIJACK, Chris Schlichting, Laurie Van Wieren and Anna Marie Shogren. Claire King’s video installation work has appeared at Yeah Maybe, Soap Factory’s 3×5 Residency with The People’s Library and Laborcamp, and Third Space.
Julia and Claire have been creating multimedia, time-based work together for five years. They love bright lights, big fans, queer utopia, dance, paint, plastic, air and talking.
And After the Conversation, at 7pm, July 19, 2019:
HAIR+NAILS Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to host:
HAIR+NAILS Summer Show:
1) Island Queen Satan Flower — Vacation House
2) Mary Gibney — Mindhole
3) Emma Beatrez, Shirin Ghoraishi, Lee Noble, Nora Spiekermann — Also, Put It In My Bath
Opening party: Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00-10:00pm
Open hours: Fri/Sat/Sun 2:00-7:00 & by appointment thru July
HAIR + NAILS Contemporary Art Gallery
2222 ½ E. 35th St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
MORE ABOUT THE THREE PROJECTS INVOLVED:
Island Queen Satans Flower is handmade clothing, produced sound, sculptural forms and painted imagery. IQSF is opening their first pop-up shop within Hair and Nails as an experiment in craft and business. Everything in the installation is for sale.
Mindhole by Mary Gibney is an excavation, a mini-museum of my mind. A pileup of art and detached heads (hung, stacked or impaled). I’m attracted to peculiarities, ephemera and scraps, and unexpected results. I believe that everything created by hand is a self-portrait.
Mary Gibney is a Minneapolis artist who is inspired by body parts, faces, weirdos and misfits. She has been in shows at Soovac, Rosalux, TuckUnder Projects, Made Here/Artists in Storefronts, Gallery 71, 801 Washington and many other spaces. She has a BFA from the University of Minnesota.
Also, Put It In My Bath is a collaborative exhibition by Emma Beatrez, Shirin Ghoraishi, Lee Noble, and Nora Spiekermann with their guest Botond Vitos, exploring displacement, disorientation, memory, and natural phenomena. In a space where the sensual and the technological can intermingle, the audience is invited to soak and be seduced by light, scent, voice, and touch.