12 Openings/Part 8
Opening reception: Saturday, March 30th, 3 pm to 6pm
We are thrilled to announce our seventh participating artists and their titles:
Li-Ming Hu: Pool Party
Adrienne Elyse Meyers: Immediate Possession
Li-Ming (b. Palmerston North, Aotearoa/Zealand) is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, installation and sculpture. Drawing on her past experience as a stage & screen actor, (including a season as Gemma the Silver RPM Power Ranger) she is interested in the intersections between art, popular culture and entertainment. Often employing a carnivalesque sensibility, her work engages with the imperatives of our high performance culture, her art world anxiety and the construction of subjectivities via diaspora. Negotiating boundaries is a constant endeavor – between appropriate and inappropriate types of performance and appropriation, performance and documentation, tragedy and comedy, success and failure, art and life. Installation provides an opportunity to play with where a performance begins and ends, and the objects and moving images are intended to operate as both artefacts of performance and performing in their own right.
Li-Ming has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand including at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, The Physics Room and Tauranga Art Gallery, and performed at Links Hall and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Adrienne Elyse Meyers works with images domestic scenes, often sourced from found photos, as the point on which to build a fantasy or desire. She is drawn to the afterlife of the image that persists and requests its own recreation, that lingers, yet dissolves upon closer investigation. This melancholic pursuit pulls at the image’s secrets—what’s around the corner, behind a curtain, in a reflection—addressing them as suggestions of characters that occupy the space. Immediate Possession presents a image of a room repeated on each side of a sign panel that is hung from a real estate sign post. It suggests a space to potentially inhabit, while the image’s source is unrevealed and remains only as a painted image, unenterable.
Adrienne Elyse Meyers was born and raised in Texas, and currently lives and works in Chicago, where she earned an MFA at the University of Chicago. She has exhibited at Lawndale Art Center, BLUEorange Contemporary, Alabama Song, and Mission Hill Gallery, among others, and has participated in multidisciplinary projects with Harvard Medical School, the Lost Ward Gallery, and the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative at the University of Chicago.