Assembly: On Madness and Feminine Identity with Amy Lovera
Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.
Kristen Minsky curates On Madness and Feminine Identity, from 10/8-10/13.
There are so many complex layers, ideas, and intentions present when it comes to femininity. These layers become our makeup as we perform through our day-to-day moments, behind closed doors or cameras, or in nightlife arenas. As an artist and curator with a vaudevillian spirit, I am ever intrigued by imagining and examining, through satirical performance, that which makes me female. On Madness and Feminine Identity is about this inquisitive process as we negotiate our feminine selves on a daily basis. Each participant will exhibit publicly, a transformation in a way that echos their greater work as creators, whether through visual arts performance, dance, or music. — Kristen Minsky
10/12: Amy Lovera
The Anatomy of Wishes is an investigation into the taxonomy of wish-making. Famed 19th century botanist, Dr. Ida Hopewell, has discovered the illusive property inherent to dandelions that allows wishes to come true. I will lecture as Ida, presenting her findings in a magic lantern show and inviting museum goers to participate in making wishes of their own. — Amy Lovera
Kristen Rhea van Liew is an interdisciplinary performance artist who describes ideas about femininity through multiple mediums, most recently stop motion animations, installations and dance. For the past several years she has also enmeshed herself into the vintage culture movement and considers herself a neo vaudevillian, performing within a tradition of female variety entertainers. Within this arena, she both performs and curates shows as Kristen Minsky.
Amy Lovera is a multimedia artist whose work explores the interplay between biography and fiction. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, including the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston and the Kauffman Center in New York. Recently, she has been awarded grants from the LEF Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. Amy received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently on the faculty of Roger Williams University. She happily makes her home and work in Providence.