|EJ Hill, still from live performance of Drawn, 2011. Photo by Matt Austin via thepresenttense.org.|
EJ Hill: Complicit and Tacit
Curated by Laura Watts for Have At It performance series
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7 - 9pm
2622 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Through the presentation of a simple gesture, EJ Hill will conduct an open-ended experiment designed around ideas of shame, guilt, the politics of viewership, the conventions of performance, and the ever-contested space between art and life.
EJ Hill is a Los Angeles-based artist known for his durational, physically demanding performances. Hill's performances often possess an element of institutional critique or are direct in their address of politics around constructed identity and the body in gendered, racial and sexualized terms. Hill graduated from the New Genres program at UCLA in 2013 and obtained his BFA from Columbia College in Chicago. He has presented solo and group exhibitions at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn; RAID Projects, Los Angeles; NEXT Fair, Chicago; and A+D Gallery, Chicago.
About Have At It performance event
Honor Fraser Gallery is pleased to host its third annual performance event, Have At It. In collaboration with this year's artists, the gallery explores the tension between the inherent structure and chaos at work in live performance and how much more vulnerable that tension is to be being misperceived by the viewer in performance than it is in the visual arts. For example, in looking at painting, the parameters of the viewing experience are familiar, while in performance, the careful considerations and practice of ideas over time may not be as evident or discernible. As the only commercial gallery with a recurring performance program in Culver City, Honor Fraser Gallery is committed to providing time and space to investigate how performance functions and intersects with the performative acts of making and viewing art