News & Upcoming Events!
A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs
Armory Center for the Arts, February 18—June 10
I'm excited to share a new musical video installation that will evolve and expand throughout the nearly four months it will be on display in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery East. If you are around and available, I would love to see 👀 you at the opening on Saturday, February 17th, from 6–8pm. I will be wearing a very special Mr. Snuggles around my waist ✨🐶✨ (In fact, there will be a lot of Mr. Snuggles in many forms in this exhibition and in a collaborative installation with laub in the stairwell of the Armory [details below]). I've been working with a team of very talented and generous folks to bring this fantasy to life ✨🐣✨. Thank you, Jenica Anderson, Dan Bustillo, EJ Hill, Rachael Larkin, John Lee, Jessica Li, Lauren Martinez, Brandon Rhoads, and Kristof Trakal 👊💥🚀✨! And a very very special, enormous thank you to Kang Seung Lee and Geoffrey Wall for their generous support in producing this project 🤗❣️
Also opening this same night, initiating a year-long series of exhibition programs entitled 3Rs: Reflection, Rejuvenation, Revolution, are laub: the act of dying upon one’s self and other remnants of a rebirth in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery West and Diane Christensen and Jeanne Dunning: Birth Death Breath in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.
🔻Continue reading below for more details on A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs and some related programs🔻:
After examining vectors of oppression down to the quantum scale, Jennifer Moon returns from her adventures of mapping shame and trauma within forms of identification to present a new musical video installation ignited by a rejuvenated commitment to fantasy and magic. Inspired by two iconic songs—”How Far I’ll Go” and “I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)”—from the 3D-animated musical film, Moana, and continuing Moon’s narrative of flight proposed in her egg sculpture, Proposal for My Last Performance on Earth, Prospective Date: 2053 (2014), A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs offers a sincere attempt to retrieve lost faith by re-orientating and repurposing Disney’s commodification of feel-good inspirational music to instill an emotional call to revolution that cannot be silenced. Bracketed between these two musical videos is a third video element that will be released in parts, evolving and expanding throughout the exhibition, chronicling the artist’s efforts in “real time” to implement her revolutionary goals in life and love.
Jennifer Moon: A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator, and has been produced with generous support from Kang Seung Lee and Geoffrey Wall.
Jennifer Moon has facilitated a number of workshops and groups on themes of personal and political change and growth, including a Black Hole Workshop, Boot Camp for Revolutionaries, and an ongoing biweekly process group. In conjunction with this exhibition, the artist will lead a series of workshops on the implementation of Revolution-based activities. Three workshops, free and open to the public, will take place from 1-4pm at the Armory on the following Saturdays: March 3, April 28, and June 2.
✨Mr. Snuggles FOREVER✨
Armory Center for the Arts, February 18—June 10
I'm equally excited to share this collaborative installation with laub opening the same night ✨👩🏻🐶👱🏻♂️✨! In addition to my exhibition in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery East and laub's exhibition in Armory's Mezzanine Gallery West, laub and I have joined forces one more time to create a magic-infused installation in the stairwell of the Armory celebrating the life, death, and afterlife of Mr. Snuggles. This transcendent staircase installation, consisting of pictorial tapestries lining the two walls of the stairwell and the articulated skeletal structure of Mr. Snuggles flying above with mouth-blown glass wings, sets a tone of heartfelt reflection, awe, and inspiration leading visitors up to experience our individual exhibitions in the Mezzanine Galleries.
Thank you, David Bell, Joel Freeman, and iris yirei hu, for putting Mr. Snuggles back together again ✨💀✨! And a super massive, exuburant thank you to Christopher Yin and John Yoon for their generous support in producing this project 😘💕❣️
✨Mr. Snuggles FOREVER✨ has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator, and has been produced with the generous support of Christopher Yin and John Yoon.
MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal
Pitzer College Art Galleries, January 20—March 29
I have a couple manifesto-y stuff (4th ed. of Definition of Abundance and a diptych I made with laub) alongside manifestos from over 100 different artists in Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, organized by Ciara Ennis and Jennifer Vanderpool. If you're in Claremont, be sure to check out this display of many voices 🗣📣!
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