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Devotion

  • Curated by Rebecca Brown
    Dates of exhibit: August 5—29, 2013
    Opening reception: August 8, 7 pm

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    What does it mean to be devoted? What are devotional practices, devotional objects? Devotion, a month-long museum show and performance festival, expands ideas about devotion to include not only objects and practices associated with traditional religious imagery, but also less expected things. The collector of sports paraphernalia, fabricator of hand-made pasta, harvester of bee honey, spinner of beats is each devoted to a practice that can give meaning to both the individual and the culture.

     

    The work included in this exhibit and performance festival (painting, sculpture, video, text), the materials (paint, metal, wood, clothing, food, the detritus of bees) and the artists themselves (dj, beekeeper, teenager, priest, librarian, burlesque dancer) bring together devotions from very different worlds to help us think about what we're devoted to. Who cares if it's art or not?

     

    Curated by writer/artist Rebecca Brown, Devotion will include visual work by video and installation artist Susie J. Lee; painter Nancy Kiefer; Tucson based painter and sculptor Noah Saterstrom; restauranteur (Spinasse)and painter Jason Stratton; DJ Riz; sports fan and collector Schuyler Brace and writer/curator Rebecca Brown. Additional presenters include poet and beekeeper Bob Redmond; musician Aham Oluo; writer Fr. John D. Whitney, SJ; composer Mike Katell; actor Terri Weagant; burlesque lecturer Jessica Obrist (aka Jo Jo Stileto); and bassist/composer Evan Flory-Barnes. —Rebecca Brown

     

    List of artists

     

    • Aham Oluo (musician, comic)
    • Bob Redmond (beekeeper, poet)
    • Jason Stratton (restauranteur, writer, artist)
    • Rebecca Brown (curator, writer,artist)
    • Mike Katell (composer, musician)
    • Susie J. Lee (artist)
    • Riz Rollins (dj, artist, writer)
    • John D. Whitney (priest, writer, photographer)
    • Noah Saterstrom (artist, animator, editor)
    • Nancy Kiefer (librarian, artist)
    • Jessica Obrist (burlesque scholar and artist)
    • Schuyler Brace (teenager, sports fan, collector)
    • Evan Flory-Barnes (musician)
    • Terri Weagant (actor, director)

     

    Events

    August 8: opening reception with performances — 7-9 PM

    Aham Oluo (musician, comic)
    Bob Redmond (beekeeper, poet)
    Jason Stratton (restauranteur, writer, artist)

    Thursday, August 15, 7-9 PM

    Rebecca Brown (curator, writer,)
    Mike Katell (composer, musician) - needs av equipment
    Susie Lee (artist)

    Thursday, August 22, 7-9 PM

    Riz Rollins (dj, artist, writer,)
    Fr. John D. Whitney, SJ (priest, writer, photographer)
    "Wastrels Find a Home," short video by Tucson-based Noah Saterstrom (artist, animator, editor) and Kate Bernheimer (writer)

    Monday, August 26 (NB: Monday) 7-9 PM

    Nancy Kiefer (librarian, artist)
    Jessica Obrist (burlesque scholar and artist) and guests

    Thursday, August 29, 7-9 PM Exhibit Closing Party

    Schuyler Brace (teenager, sports fan, collector)
    Evan Flory-Barnes (bassist, musician)
    Terri Weagant (actor, director)