Friday, September 8th, 2023 @ 6:30:pm
Culture House presents Stephanie Mercedes, A SKY OF SHATTERED GLASS REFLECTED BY THE SHINING SUN. The exhibition is on view from January 14-February 25, 2023, and is open to the public each Saturday from 11am – 2pm. No appointments are required. The artist will be present to meet with visitors during the opening reception on Friday, January 27 from 6-9pm. Other programming will be announced during the course of the exhibition.
“Percussion music is revolution. Sound and rhythm have too long been submissive to the restrictions of nineteenth century music. Today we are fighting for their emancipation…a healthy lawlessness is warranted. Experiment must be necessarily…….What we can’t do ourselves will be done by machines which we will invent.” —John Cage
Through sound, drawings, motors, and metal casting, a series of installations in this exhibition reflect on the vulnerability of the queer body. Materials used in the show include: melted bullets, destroyed weapons, soap, wax and seeds. Sonic landscapes embody the material transformations to which the sculptures allude. Rather than framing vulnerability as a weakness, these works invite the viewer to consider vulnerability as a weapon.
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