Assembly: On Madness and Feminine Identity with LuLu Locks
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
10/09: LuLu Locks
My piece will capture the trans-formative moment when woman becomes artist. Focus, and visual transformation melt away daily distraction, making room for bold distraction. — LuLu Locks
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.
Lulu is the owner of Suite Tart, a West Side salon that blends old-school techniques with fashion forward aesthetics, and Providence Pin-Up, a vintage styling and photography studio. She has styled performance art for Liz Collins at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston and Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Museum, and is the key artist for Lindsay Degen’s look books, videos and runway shows at New York Fashion Week. As director of installations for StyleWeek Northeast, Lulu has created custom looks for Marchesa, the Rhode Island School of Design, Dear Kate and Maria del Carmen Mercado. Lulu is also a guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design, frequent participant in Chifferobe and charity events like The Red Tent, and a design team member for Alfa Parf Milano.