Sondra Perry: flesh out
Address: 617 Main Street
City: Buffalo, NY 14222 USA
Brief-description: video installations by a vital, emerging artist. Through April 1.
Event url: squeaky.org/event
About: Opening January 20, 2017, 6–9pm Public conversation with Sondra Perry at 7:30pm On View through April 1, 2017 The five works included in this exhibition of work by Sondra Perry are critical investigations into the way digital technology gives shape and encompasses representation. "netherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 2.0" (2017) is a video work that establishes a sonority that is articulated throughout the exhibit with an examination of the Windows operating system’s Blue Screen of Death, the screen that appears when the Windows operating system is frozen in error. A similar shade of blue—a chroma-key paint used for industrial special effects work—covers the gallery except for one wall, which is covered by a manipulated video projection of the artist’s skin titled "Wall 2" (2016). The same image of Perry’s skin is also used as the backdrop for her digital avatar in "Ashes for Three Monitor Workstation" (2017), a video installation mounted on a manual treadmill. Finally, our window space features "Wet and Wavy Looks—Typhon coming on" (2016), a video piece that features a digitally-manipulated image of Joseph Turner’s 1840 painting "Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying—Typhon coming on" in an ocean modifier, an ocean simulation tool in the free and open -source 3D computer graphics software Blender. The manipulated presence of the artist’s skin, voice, and person throughout the exhibition map an interface in which representation and refusal are utilized and fleshed out. Perry will be present for the opening, and will be joined by Squeaky Wheel Executive Director Maiko Tanaka for a public conversation. A newly commissioned essay by art and art history scholar and critic Soyoung Yoon accompanies the exhibition. About the Artist Sondra Perry was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1986. Perry holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from Alfred University. In 2015, the artist’s work appeared in the fourth iteration of the Greater New York exhibition at MoMA/PS1. Other ex