Wilmer Wilson IV, Study, from My Paper Bag Colored Heart, 2012, photograph.
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Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring new video by Janet Biggs (New York, NY) and performance and sculpture by Wilmer Wilson IV (Washington, DC). "Kawah Ijen" is Biggs' second solo exhibition with the gallery; "Domestic Exchange" is Wilson's inaugural exhibition with the gallery.
WILMER WILSON IV
Conner/*gogo art projects is also very pleased to present Wilmer Wilson IV's "Domestic Exchange." In this new work, the artist engages issues of identity and race by appropriating the brown paper bag as a cultural symbol identified with bag lunches, alcohol and skin color. Wilson amassed dozens of inflated bags to construct a monumental sculpture with undulating, fleshy forms. On the opening day of the exhibition, from 5 to 8pm, Wilson will present a durational performance: "From My Paper Bag Colored Heart." Exploring the history of the paper bag as an indicator of racial color, Wilson enacts a liminal struggle between freedom and self-destruction.
There will be an opening night reception, Saturday, May 17h from 6 to 8pm. Artists in attendance.
Wilmer Wilson's performance will begin at 5pm on Saturday, March 17th and culminate during the opening reception (6-8pm).
Additional information may be found at: http://www.connercontemporary.com.
For further information or images, please contact the gallery @ 202-588-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.