Pride and Pain Contemporary Identities in the American West
For over a century, the American West has been a nexus for several geographically-specific narratives. Among them, the ‘rugged individual’ has played a central role in the character formation and storytelling of this region. More recently, a number of economic and industrial shifts have impacted the identities of the people who live here, leaving their mark upon the Western psyche. Pride and Pain: Contemporary Identities in the American West showcases five videos by contemporary women from the American West that register these changes. Works by Cara Despain, Amy Jorgensen, Susan Krueger-Barber, Kristina Lenzi, and Hannah Slind feature subjects that have been erased, coerced or alienated by the mega-systems in their lives. These contrast the ‘rugged individual’ of the past, who is stoic, triumphant and unequivocally male. Curated and managed by Alexandra Karl, Ph.D.
Artists Cara Despains, Amy Jorgensen, Susan Kruger-Barber, Kristina Lenzi, and Hannah Slind. Preview the artist and curatorial biographies here.
Artworks / Size Five videos spanning approximately 200 running feet. Videos can be presented on monitors, projected onto gallery walls, or presented as online exhibition. All can be scaled to suit your gallery specifications.
Shipping Not applicable. All videos will be provided via digital link for download.
Provided -Artist biographies and statements (e-versions) -Curatorial statement (e-version) -Press packet with links to high resolution images
Additional items -Gallery talk/tour, panel discussion, workshops and/or installation assistance by artist(s) and/or curator available upon request when funding permits.
Venue to provide/produce -Display monitors and/or projectors with ability for video playback (USB or DVD). No additional build outs required. Dark space is preferred for Cara Despains’ work. -Printed wall labels/statements -Security at all times (guard/gallery attendants during day; alarmed doors & windows at night) -Insurance while onsite -Marketing materials and social media content
Fee Installed exhibition: $5,000 for up to 8 weeks or $6,000 for up to 12 weeks. Online only exhibition: $3,000 for up to 2 weeks or $5,000 for up to 4 weeks. A 50% deposit is required upon booking.
Availability Mid-September 2020 & beyond.
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