Penn State School of Visual Arts' Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is pleased to announce Get Bodied, a collaborative exhibition featuring Art Education Ph.D. students Ciara Newton, Alvaro Jordan, Xalli Zuniga, and Kristina Davis. The four artists unite to create a visual constellation grappling with their relationship to race, oppression, supremacy, and community. Get Bodied will be on display September 18-29.
Central to the exhibition is a questioning of culturally embedded power structures, visual matter, and social issues. The artists, through individually-curated collections of media and performance, work toward an evolving installation, rather than a static exhibition. Each day an artist will enter the space to conduct workshops, perform, and engage. As the exhibition progresses, a concurrent collection of new material will occur and be projected or installed in the space. All visitors will become a part of the final performance through the documentation of their engagement.
Please join us in this merged-media intervention to participate in performances, exercises, and workshops for an ongoing assemblage of elastic otherness. Celebrating the efforts and energies of Get Bodied, an experiental event is to be held on the 29th of September. This evening affair features a varied selection of performances, ranging from a drag show, slam poetry, electronic performance, and a hip-hop duet from Philadelphia.
The schedule of events is as follows:
9/18 - Political Portraits, by Xalli Zuniga 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9/19 - TWERK TUESDAY! by Ciara Newton 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9/20 - Shared Gaze, by Alvaro Jordan 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
9/21 - A recollection of harm: Sinking-Swimming-Painting-Skating, by Kristina Davis 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9/22 - Open Gallery 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9/25 - Political Portraits, by Xalli Zuniga 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
9/26 - TWERK TUESDAY! by Ciara Newton 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9/27 - Shared Gaze, by Alvaro Jordan 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
9/28 - A recollection of harm: Sinking-Swimming-Painting-Skating, by Kristina Davis 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9/29 - Closing reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Featuring Jose Quervo and the Valley Hags; Boog DeRegardless; W.O.R.D.S.; Blaq 'n Nappy