‘Performing Pink Part III’ by Gemma Jones is the second of four solo shows as part of BLENDER: soupptV Artist Residency traveling to The Asylum Gallery in Wolverhampton.
In Performing Pink Part III, performance artist Gemma Jones confuses glamour with the repulsive to create a three hour live performance concluding her three month residency at Stryx Gallery. Using costume pearls, satin fabric and eyeshadow pigment, the transforming body navigates within a tableau vivant finding liberation, and complications of the colour ‘pink’. Jones creates a loose script of many possibilities that is subject to change from rehearsals of studio experiments informed by
issues regarding femininity today are cannibalistically explored and polished. Influenced largely by Curator Catherine Woods’ term ‘cinematic modes of staging the body’, Performing Pink aims to turn minimal performance on its head through exploring the relationship to staging and setting whist still keeping to traditional methods of durational performance art.
THE ASYLUM ART GALLERY
Artist talk 11th May 5pm
Private view 11th May 6pm
Exhibition open 12th May - 17th May by appointment
21 Clifton Street, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0TZ
BLENDER is the next phase of Soup - Stryx Artist Residency Programme in partnership with Asylum Gallery. The project is a catalyst to strengthen relationships & exchanges between the partners, supporting a strategy to build a strong connected arts community. BLENDER allows expansion of networks & diversification of audiences across Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Selected artists were based at Stryx for 2 months producing a group exhibition in April 2019. During the second phase of the residency they will engage with individual development activities at Asylum Gallery, producing a solo exhibition each between May and July 2019.