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Exhibit: 'Loud,' a Collaborative Project by Colleen Keough and Coe Lapossy

Event Details

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

Hampden Gallery

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Anne F Laprade Seuthe

"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.

Lapossy is a Boston-based visual artist. Their work investigates how popular culture gets into your heart, your mind, and changes you. They received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. They have shown in, "Brink v2: Space and Intimacy" at The Boston Center For Arts and “Liking Is For Cowards. Go For What Hurts” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lapossy has received residencies at The Provincetown C-Scape Dune Shack Artist Residency and Grates Cove Artist Residency in Newfoundland Canada.  Their current projects look at stories taken from the movies, High Spirits, Prelude To A Kiss, and The Last Unicorn, all three focus on telling the story of romantic love outside the confines and limits of the human body. These stories and images are reinterpreted with a new cast of characters, through painting, sculpture, and performance.

“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.

Event Category

Art Exhibit Opening/Closing