JOAN DARK, Western Front: Mar 28 – May 3, 2013, co-curated with Jesse Birch

CAROLE ITTER
TIZIANA LA MELIA
LI LIAO
ARIANA REINES
BUNNY ROGERS
WALTER SCOTT

Taking its title from the lead character in Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 play Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Joan Dark evokes theatrical structures to navigate the slippage between objects and language. With an emphasis on the role of within the exhibition space, Joan Dark presents the works of six artists that plot the dialectic of the utilitarian and the lyrical. Joan Dark can be seen as both a title and a character; a rarified individual whose agency and identity is both fixed and malleable.

Documentation by Maegan Hill-Carroll

   Hanging on to the part, oil on panel, 41 1/2" x 24 3/4", 2013    Installation View (with Carol Itter's "Raw Egg Costume" photographs, 1974)    Detail of Aquarium Club Console (Janis), steel table, glass, film, latex paint Dimensions variable, 2014    Turtle Neck, oil on panel, 22" x 33", 2014    Writing the black fruits, oil on panel, 22" x 33", 2014    Class room (private eyes), gouache on linen, 27" x 44", 2013