Featured artists: Gal Cohen, Maps Glover, Jeremy Hutchison, Mariah Anne Johnson, Ivetta Sunyoung Kang, and My Husband.
Thursday / July 9 / 6-6:30pm
Join us on Zoom to celebrate the launch of By Proxy, AAC’s online exhibition. Structured to take advantage of the virtual format, By Proxy will feature work across platforms and include an active schedule of online programs. Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, will discuss the exhibition, introduce the artists, and give an overview of the programs, performances, conversations, and other activities taking place as part of the show.
Featuring new and recently created work, By Proxy explores the tension between solitude and solidarity that has characterized public and private life for many people since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the experience of quarantine has brought on a heightened sense of isolation, at least for those who are in a position to stay home, the pandemic has also made strikingly clear the limitations of the individualist ethos that has long dominated the American imagination. This period of isolation from one another has only served as a reminder of our need for both direct personal contact and, on a broader scale, for social solidarity and mutual aid.
The work in By Proxy exists along this spectrum, from the sense of isolation to the desire for connection and communication. Presented entirely online, the show can’t help but grapple with the mediated togetherness offered by technology. Several artists in the exhibition take advantage of social media and other technological platforms in order to engage with wider audiences and launch interactive projects. Others consider the implications of social media itself, subtly critiquing these platforms through their engagement with them.
AAC’s website will act as the hub for the exhibition, but exhibition artworks, performances, and artist talks will also live on Instagram, Zoom, and YouTube. By dispersing the exhibition across multiple platforms and continually launching new work throughout the exhibition, By Proxy takes advantage of the virtual format.
BY PROXY EVENTS
Exhibition Launch / Thursday, July 9, 6-6:30pm
My Husband Performance / Saturday, July 11, 6pm
Artist Talk with Mariah Anne Johnson / Thursday, July 16, 5 – 5:30pm
Artist Talk with Gal Cohen / Thursday, July 23, 5 – 5:30pm
My Husband Pamphlet Launch / Thursday, July 23
Artist Talk with Ivetta Sunyoung Kang / Thursday, August 6, 5 – 5:30pm
My Husband Performance / Saturday, August 8, 6pm
Jeremy Hutchison Talk + Video Premiere / Saturday, August 15, 2pm
Artist Talk with Maps Glover / Thursday, August 20, 5 – 5:30pm
BY PROXY ON INSTAGRAM
Maps Glover @grow.with.intention Project / July 9 – September 7
Ivetta Sunyoung Kang IG Live Series / July 13-31, Mondays – Fridays, 6pm
Mariah Anne Johnson IG Takeover / July 13-17
Gal Cohen IG Takeover / July 20-25
Jeremy Hutchison IG Takeover / August 3-14