Friday, January 08, 2010

Jackie Milad: Inside Mouth

Opening reception: Saturday, January 9, 6-8 pm

January 9 – February 13, 2010
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 13, 1-2pm

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Part art, part anthropology, Jackie Milad describes her work as a, “reference library for gestural language, simultaneously unsettling, humorous, seductive and familiar.” Inside Mouth will feature a series of elegant, lyrical line drawings that chronicle the subtlety of facial expressions and show androgynous figures in awkward exchanges with one another. A photographic analog documents volunteers imitating the expressions that appear in the drawings.

During the opening reception, several performance artists will wear the same style bald “wigs” as used in the analog to imitate the facial expressions in Milad’s drawings, a live recreation of the process that resulted in the photographs. Milad explains, “both the drawings and performances are meant to heighten and exaggerate quotidian gestures and moments.”

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