Exhibit: 'Loud,' a Collaborative Project by Colleen Keough and Coe Lapossy
April 29—May 10, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 29—May 10, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
"Loud," a collaborative project by Colleen Keough and Coe Lapossy. Opening reception: Sunday, April 29, 2-4 p.m. at Hampden Incubator Project Space.
Keough and Lapossy will turn the gallery into a sound booth to host a dinner for five guests. Prior to the dinner, the guests will not know each other. A audio recording will be created to capture the conversation.
“I use this necessity/strategy for editing in creating sculptures, videos, installations, and paintings that use sources from pop culture and art history - working to level hierarchies and infiltrate boys clubs. The editing tools include the obvious and archaic. An antique two-man saw is used to segment a solid mass of paint. A Polaroid camera is used to photograph projections of videos. xacto knives are used as often as paint brushes. Vinyl records are re-cast with paint, cut and reassembled. Through these methods the story of art history is reinterpreted with a inclusive queer feminist lens.”
Keough is a trans-disciplinary intermedia artist working in video, sound, performance, photography, installation, mixed media, creative writing and hybrid art forms. Her work explores the intersection of pop culture, identity, myth and technology through integrated media works which investigate the voice, and fragmentation of identity and language through electronic modes of communication and identification. Her works have been included in national and international exhibitions and festivals including the Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece / Galway International Arts Festival Galway Ireland / Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space Prague, Czech Republic / Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio / Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona / Yan Gerber International Arts Festival Weichang County, China / Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New Yrok / Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Kennedy Museum of Art Athens, Ohio, Museum of Contemporary Art Bogota, Columbia, and the E-Poetry Festival London / Kingston Upon the Thames, UK. Keough earned a diploma in studio art and fifth year cCertificate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, a bachelor of arts at DePaul University in Chicago, and an MFA in electronic integrated arts from NYSCC Alfred University in Alfred, New York. www.colleenkeough.com