I’ll be showing some drawings as part of the group show Wry & Dry. The opening is Saturday, March 19th, 7pm – 9pm. Wry & Dry, March 19th – April 16th. Ms Barbers, 5370 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90016
PRESENTED BY JOHN P. HOGAN
Fright Privilege is a satirical multimedia Haunted (Open) House. Intimate walk-throughs led by “Dakota”, a real estate agent eager to guide you through a horror show of neurotic fears plaguing progressive-minded urbanites, including the looming specter of Decreased Property Values Due To Neighborhood Disrepair, falling victim to Unfair Characterizations On The Internet, losing the White Demographic Majority, consuming Genetically Modified Vegetables, and actually having to confront an angry and articulate Displaced Former Tenant.
Groups of 10 people will enter each hour, for this intimate walk-through performance. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
Cast includes: Sommer Branham, Jessica Jean Jardine, Jason Underhill, Peter De Remier and more, along with video art by Trulee Hall, and a special performance by Raquel Bell.
Saturday October 31
Sunday November 1st
I will be performing in Fancy Feast Comedy at Automata on Thursday, August 27th. The show has a mix of comedians and artists and begins at 8pm.
I wrote a review of MOCA’s 2014 performance series Step and Repeat for the web edition of X-tra. The review talks about the current fascination with comedy in the art world, and how stand-up comedy plays out in the museum and fine art context. Discussed in the essay are performances by Neil Hamburger, Kate Berlant and Dynasty Handbag. You can read it here. (photo by Josh White, courtesy of MOCA Los Angeles)
In Chair Piece, Clint Eastwood’s address to the 2012 Republican National Convention is used as the raw material for a performance satirizing the white American male’s sense of entitlement, eliciting discourse regarding privilege, power dynamics, and the individual’s role within institutions.
I was recently interviewed by the inimitable Joan Quinn on her show, The Joan Quinn Profiles. She is trying hard to understand what I do and why I’m on her show. I said stuff like “I’m not professionally trained as a musician, but I was in the marching band” and I referred to REDCAT Studio as “A Whitman’s Sampler of Experimental Performance.” Click on the picture to be taken to the website that contains the video (it’s in Flash format) My interview starts around the 13:30 mark (note: interview ends a bit abruptly.)
I have two illustrations in the Spring/Summer 2014 Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal. You can find out how to get your hands on it at the LARB website You can also purchase it directly from amazon.com, indiebound.com or b&n.com. The illustration to the left accompanies Jedediah Purdy’s excellent piece on the “artisinal killing movement.”