Very grateful to be a part of this project with such amazing people and friends, opening Oct 4 (6-9) at Saint Elizabeth’s in Washington DC, if you are near by check it out! It will be up for one month.
Rock512Devil: Our Union
St. Elizabeth’s East Gateway Pavilion
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20032
Saturday, October 4th, 6-9pm: Opening Reception and Performances for Rock512Devil: Our Union. The Second Iteration of Brendan Fowler’s Walls at St. Elizabeth’s
Artist Brendan Fowler hands off the second curatorial iteration of his six freestanding wall sculptures to Baltimore-based collective, Rock512Devil, as the sculptural walls become a platform for their artist selection and a series of performances, music, and screenings. For this installation, the boards have been rotated, allowing for a new surface for the artists to work on, and a new collaborative artist/curator/artist creation. Participating artists and performers include Peggy Chiang, Bryan Collins, Max Eilbacher, Amanda Horowitz, Kelley Mcnutt, Sexoesthetic, and Marisa Takal. The artists involved are friends and past collaborators with the members of Rock512Devil, bringing together mutual friends and acquaintances is a union characteristic of the project space itself.
Kelley McNutt (b.1991, Washington D.C.) is an artist that lives and works in New York. Her practice primarily involves sculpture and photography. She has been shown nationally and internationally with recent projects including: Don’t Play in the Garden, a collaborative performance and installation with Izabelle New, 99cent Plus gallery, NY; Saving Face, The Still House Group, NY; All Good Kids Go to Heaven, Three Four Three Four Gallery, NY; Pecha Kucha: Selector Series, Publications and Multiples Fair, Baltimore, MD; Intimates Index, Gal Space, London, UK; Dream Boat, 1504 Gallery, NY. Forthcoming projects include her solo exhibition at Atlantis Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Marisa Takal (b.1991, Montclair, New Jersey) is a painter and poet currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Her work as been exhibited at Rock512Devil, Baltimore, MD; Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA; Secret Recipe, Los Angeles, CA; Mission Comics and Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA; sophiajacob, Baltimore, MD; and Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Peggy Chiang (b.1989, California) is an artist based in Baltimore. She is a collaborator in the curatorial project Szechuan Best, which exhibits work by national and international artists. She received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.
Amanda Horowitz (b.1991, Washington, D.C.) has been working on a series of essays and videos on the politics of fan fiction writing. She defines fan fiction as the process of being hosted by a body (of text/culture). In this process the possessed and obsessed fan occupies and extends the body of the character, deleting the author and creating what Avital Ronell coined as “haunted writing.” In her most recent project, Amanda casted the students from the Arts & Ideas Sudbury School to play a group of child actors rehearsing the final scene of their play, a terminal act of violence against former US president Ronald Reagan. Amanda is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives in Baltimore, MD.
Bryan Collins (b.1990, Prince Frederick, MD) is a multi media artist working primary in sculpture and video. He moved to Baltimore in 2008 to earn a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art as a scholarship student majoring in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. During his school career he curated student exhibitions and participated in a studio residency in Dumbo Brooklyn. Since graduating in 2012, Bryan has participated in various group exhibitions in Baltimore, created an immersive solo exhibition at the Tribal Haus Gallery, and collaborated with others on a series of screenplays.
Max Eilbacher (b.1991) is an artist and musician living and working in Baltimore, MD. Eilbacher has performed with various projects such as Matmos, Horse Lords and Needle Gun. Eilbacher’s sound has been described as, “an expertly crafted maze of deja-vu, audio hallucinations and dislocating atmospheric forms full of complex editing techniques.”
Sexoesthetic is the performative extension of a 5 year conversation about intimacy, vices, media and spirituality - while heavy bass is playing in the background. Strobe lights are the escape from our personal screens. Basslines open up the vortex to nirvana. Jared Brown is a Sagittarius and Adi Shachar is a Virgo - Susan Miller told us this will be the year for planning.
If you’re at the NYABF please peep Watching You Eat an Imperial Roll, I Was So Alome, a book of poems and studio shots from my first few months living in LA. It will be available September 26-28 with Suzanna Zak’s Rock Bottom Press. I’m very proud of this book, please try your hardest to look for it amidst the gazing and gabbing that will be happening next weekend ;p
Also, check out other projects Rock Bottom has put out http://welcometorockbottom.com/
What Did My Mom Teach Me? What Did Your Mom Teach You?? (My Mom Taught Me How To Say Oy Gevult When I Was Five)
Oil on canvas
Who Are You To Me?/Spit On Your Fingers Please
Oil on canvas
Show Your Mom Your Finger Girth
Oil on canvas
#marisatakal @mizthang126 #missioncomics “Becky”🌙
From “BECKY” at Mission Comics last month
Perched by Marisa Takal
From Louie, Louie @ Human Resources
I Was Once a Baby Now You Ask to Shave Me
oil on canvas