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Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art

Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art

Feb 13, 2018

Pictured above: Danielle Abrams, Yana Evans, Kris Grey (OHIO alumnus), Heather Sincavage, Rae Goodwin, Gregory Hatch (OHIO alumnus), and Hyun Gi Park. Images courtesy of the artists.


Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art
January 23–March 3, 2018
Ohio University Art Gallery
Seigfred Hall, Athens, OhioReception: Thursday, January 25, 6-9 p.m.
Artist presentation and panel: Friday, January 26, 1-4 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred 5th floor
Exhibition Blog:

School of Art + Design proudly presents an exhibition of contemporary performance art, Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art, at Ohio University Art Gallery in Athens, January 23–March 3. Live performance events, visiting artist panel discussions, and a reception open the first week of events.

Join us for an opening reception, Thursday January 25, 6–9 p.m., and an artist presentation and panel discussion on January 26, 1–4 p.m. in Mitchel Auditorium, Seigfred 5th floor. Artist Danielle Abrams will join us at Ohio University the week of January 23 for the opening week events surrounding the exhibition. 

Guest artists Yana Evans, Danielle Abrams, and OHIO alumnus Kris Grey will give artist presentations and join a panel discussion, Friday, January 26, 1-4 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, with light refreshments. Open to the public, and free. 

Participating artists:
Melissa Airy, BOOMERANG (Will Arbery, Matty Davis, Kenny Polyak, and Kora Radella), E.J. Cobb, Kara Dunne, Marisa Finos, Cari Freno, Lindsay Garcia, Rae Goodwin, Lindsay Greer, Mary Addison Hackett, Gregory Hatch, Brock Jensen, Heather Joy Layton, Kristina Lenzi, Daniel Lichtman, Katie Lee Mansfield, Yelena Myshko, Rebecca Pappas, Park Hyun Gi, re:mark (Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe), Sam Posso, Keegan Shiner, Heather Sincavage, Christine Stiver, and Megan Young.

Dr. Jennie Klein and art history students in the School of Art + Design will be contributing texts and essays in response to this exhibition and its performances at



Friday, February 16
Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall

Quinn Hunter, Sweeten to Taste, 7-7:30pm
Maddie Hager, Taciturn, 7:30-7:55pm
Park Hyun Gi, Lunar New Year, 8-9pm

Saturday, February 17
Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall

Sam Posso, An Hour of Time Starting at Eleven, 11am-12pm
Yelena Myshko, Terrorist Treatment, Skype Session, gallery, noon (Q&A to follow)
Heather Sincavage, the burden of this, 1-1:30pm
Amery Kessler, Drum Casket, 2-3pm
Maddie Hager, Tender, 3:15-3:30pm
Rebecca Pappas, Parade in Three Channels, 6:30-7:30pm

Room 222, Seigfred Hall (Skype Sessions)

Sam Michael Posso - An Hour of Time Starting at Eleven
SKYPE: Any Monday or Wednesday (11 am-noon)
LIVE: February 17 (11am-noon)

Kristina Lenzi - Untitled - March 3 (11am-11:30am)
Yelena Myshko - Terrorist Treatment - February 17 (noon) Q&A to follow, March 3 (noon) 
re:mark (Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe) - orbits Thursdays 6:30-7pm (Feb. 15 and 22)
Daniel Lichtman - Public Access Television Within A World Systems Pattern of Understanding  (Feb. 22, 28, & March 3, Q&A to follow)


Sponsored by the School of Art + Design, The Ohio University Art Galleries, Arts for OHIO, Cutler’s Scholars Program, LGBT Center, African American Studies, Multicultural Center, iArts Department and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

A very special thank you to M.F.A. and M.A. students for help organizing, brainstorming, installing and much more: Dylan Berry, Becky Chmielewski, Sarah Grabner, Maddie Hager, and Quinn Hunter



Featured Guest Artist Bios:
Danielle Abrams is a working class, African American, Jewish, Butch Lesbian artist whose performances are shaped by her identity and background as a biracial woman. Abrams animates a series of characters that represent a cross section of ethnicities, races, and genders. Many of these performance characters come from her own background. More information about Abrams’s work, as well as videos of her performances, can be found on her web site:

Ayana Evans is a NYC based artist who works frequently in Chicago, where she grew up. Evans’s work questions the space between African American identity, Hip Hop Culture, and endurance performance. Garbed in a neon-yellow, zebra-striped catsuit, Evans often forces art world audiences (most of them of European descent) to confront the inherent biases of the art world. Evans’s on-going performances/public interventions include: "Operation Catsuit" and "I Just Came Here to Find a Husband." She has curated and co-curated performance art shows throughout the U.S and worked in arts education for a decade. She is Editor at Large for  Her recent press includes articles on New York Magazine's The Cut, Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post,, and CNN. More information can be found on her her web site:

Kris Grey/Justin Credible received their MFA from Ohio University in 2012. They are a gender-queer artist whose work combines strategies of communication, activism, community building, education, lecture, and studio production. Grey’s work addresses what it means to be trans* in the sense of always in transition and the refusal to rest in binary identities. Grey’s work deals with what it means to change one’s gender, histories of non-normate folk, and corporeal excess via endurance and community performances. More information can be found on Grey’s web site:

Gallery Hours:
Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday 10:00a.m.–4:00p.m., and Thursday 10:00a.m.–8:00p.m. For additional information, please contact Courtney Kessel at the Ohio University Art Gallery, School of Art + Design Seigfred Hall 536, Athens, Ohio, 45701 or at (740) 593-1994.

This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for Ohio.
The Ohio University Art Gallery, located on the 5th floor of Seigfred Hall, is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sponsors include: School of Art + Design, Ohio University Art Galleries, LGBT Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Ohio University Multicultural Center and Honors Tutorial College Cutler's Scholars Program, and Arts for OHIO.

Follow along at the Ohio University Art Galleries Facebook Page for updates @ohiouniversityartgalleries.


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