Friday, March 15, 2019

Guard Everything Appropriately and All Will Be Well Reception at Sanitary Tortilla Factory Tomorrow @ 5:30pm

For the past couple of days, Nora Wendl has been redacting the trial transcript from van der Rohe vs. Farnsworth in a perfomative action called Guard Everything Appropriately and All Will Be Well at Sanitary Tortilla Factory. You can get some background to the


I stopped in to view the progress late this afternoon and found the task seemingly complete.  
The installation including an accompanying dual projection video will remain on view though tomorrow.
There is a reception tomorrow evening to cap off the performance tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 pm.

The two videos, straddling one corner of the gallery depict an enactment of the performance, the redaction here happening line by line.  In the present instance of the performnce, Wendl has used ink and a brayer to strike the text in broad compositional forms, selectively leaving fragments of the text visible to create a kind of humorous and random concrete poetry while at the same time revealing the obvious animosity within the transcript if not the substance of the interaction documented in the text.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Qué Chola Opening

Parking was at a premium at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Friday night.  A very full house was on hand on the for the opening reception of Qué Chola.  The opening of the exhibit which will remain on view through August 4, happened to coincide with International Women's Day.  

A series of exhibition tours, related art-making opportunities for adults, and for families and screenings will be scheduled through the run of the exhibit. Schedules for such events can be found on the NHCC Events page. 

An Associated Press story by Russel Contreras on Qué Chola can be found here.

Curator Jadira Gurule making public comments and acknowledements during the opening.

One of two community sourced Chola photo boards on view in the galleries with images imbued with the Chola spirit sent in by the Public.
Detail from one of the Chola boards.