PERFORMANCE OBJECTS/DRAMA QUEENS
An exhibit by artist/choreographer Meg Wolfe
Februay 1 - 15, 2020
The exhibit includes a range of objects that Wolfe has made alongside her choreographic works - large-scale quilts, costume/props, photographs, works on paper, and miniature landscapes.
“Part of my process involves making objects (which may or may not be used in performance). This acts as a tangible visual expression of how I’m working on a particular dance project. My works often address queer visibility and environmental issues which can appear as direct thematic material, emotional undertones, or metaphorical implications; reflecting on memory, loss, and community."
For example - on display will be the three oversized reversible quilts/robes created for New Faithful Disco (2016), which are made of denim donated from family and friends, and lined on the reverse with shining gold brocade. In tandem and reflecting on the dance-making process, Wolfe slowly gathered the material, fit small pieces together to gradually accumulate into larger sections, which she finally stitched into a complete work.
Meg Wolfe is a dance-maker/artist based in Deer Isle, ME. She is the founding director of Show Box L.A.; and the studio, we live in space. Her work has been commissioned by the National Performance Network, REDCAT, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and DiverseWorks Houston; supported by the NPN Creation Fund, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation and Durfee Foundation ARC Grants; residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Performance Works NorthWest, and UCLA. Her early work was presented in NYC at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, The Kitchen, Movement Research at Judson Church, and others. She was performer/rehearsal director for Sylvia Palacios Whitman for the Pacific Standard Time Festival 2018; and has danced in the works of Vicky Shick, Clarinda Mac Low, and Susan Rethorst. Wolfe was a founding co-editor of itch dance journal. www.megwolfedance.org