Monthly Archives: December 2012
Please join The Art Foundation for an artist talk and closing reception at Gray Matters Gallery on Thursday, December 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. The talk will feature the artist Richard Patterson, whose alter-egos Jan van Toojerstraap and Marianne Leflange are featured in twain in a series of mock publications and a beautiful sequence of videos. Queens, NY artist Shaun “El C” Leonardo will also speak. Leonardo is known for his art performance roles as a professional luchador, football player, boxer, and dancer, and most recently, a one man play.
The conversations will consider the role of alter-ego and duplicity in art, linking the practice of otherness with physical/conceptual manifestations in art. The Art Foundation members will also be present to address the complexity of the current curated exhibit, twain, which features artist groups, artists working as alter-egos, and the notion of confused authorship and falsity as relevant discourse.
A closing reception will follow the talk.
What: Artist Talk/Closing Reception for The Art Foundation’s “twain”
Where: Gray Matters Gallery,
113 N. Haskell Ave. Dallas, TX, 75226
When: Thursday, Dec. 13th, from 6-8:30
Shaun El. C Leonardo
Fannin Hall, Room, 175 – Richland College
December 11, 2012
Artist Shaun El. C Leonardo will discuss his performative works addressing issues of cultural identity, masculinity, violence and wrestling.
“Through performance… I personify [an] iconography rather than depict its imagery. Performance allows me to surpass the embodiment of a character. By actually transforming myself into the “superman,” I truly experience the psychology and pain involved with representing the hero figure while more closely examining the belief systems and social constructs embedded within ideas of manhood.”