Pretty Funny Alone is an exhibition of lively video, installation and performance exploring material, psychology and metaphors of heartache & courtship. It comprises a video work Pretty Funny Alone capturing the artist in her studio over time; an installation that forms a ‘Mixed-media Visual Diary’ featuring photos, prints, poems, comedic stories, drawings, and fabric overlays; and two performances; “Actions For No Action; Free”, a roaming performance and Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh, a one night event.*
* Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh is a one night event that will happen on Thursday, September 19th. Participants will draw each other while getting to know each other in a limited time while Walsh will also draw and host the event. The pictures will be posted on Walsh’s website during the show following the reception and documentation and notes of speed dating participants’ future interactions and dates will be posted.
Jade Walsh is an inter-disciplinary artist living and working in Melbourne Australia. She blends screen-printing, photography, drawing, mixed media, painting, performance, video, autobiography and real life in her visual art. She has received numerous grants and overseas residency awards for silkscreen-printing and has participated in programs at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the Fabric Workshop & Museum, Lower East Side Printshop and the School of Visual Art in New York.
She received an MFA in 2010 from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. She has been exhibiting around Australia for ten years. This is her first exhibition in New York.