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Biomythography Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers Curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art California Lutheran University


Biomythography: 
Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers
Curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley

August 13-October 16, 2015
Opening Reception: 
Saturday, August 29, 6-8PM 
With performance White Out History by Thinh Nguyen

Join us for the exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers on view August 13- October 16, 2015 at California Lutheran University's William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art in Thousand Oaks, CA. 

The Opening Reception is Saturday, August 29, 6-8PM
with performance White Out History by Thinh Nguyen. 
The reception and parking is free and open to the public. 

"I am a reflection of my mother's secret poetry and hidden angers." -Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Biomythography, a literary term defined by poet Audre Lorde in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name as "combining elements of autobiography, the novel, and personal mythology" has been know to shape theories of intersectionality and highlight the idea of internal, external, and multiple selves. The exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers is the first in a series of exhibitions curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley that seek to investigate biomythography as an interdisciplinary visual arts practice. 

Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers is a mixed media exhibition featuring video, performance, installation, sculpture, photography and 2d mixed media works. The artists in this exhibition investigate themes of representation using elements of institutional display, naming, and identifying of objects. They consciously or unconsciously invoke the literary form of Biomythography by fragmenting chronology, uniformity, and narrative. Their works juxtapose historical facts, life experience, pop culture, and mythology; challenging, forming and informing, art history, display, anthropology, identity, and ritual as well as personal, universal, and institutional perspectives and histories.

Artists Include: 
Zenia Baltagi, Crystal Z. Campbell, Chris Christion, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Abdul Mazid, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Thinh Nguyen, Juliana Paciulli, Glynnis Reed, Rachelle Rojany, Yoshie Sakai, Monica Sandoval, and Jessica Wimbley.
Guest curators are Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley. 

Related events: 

Reception/performance: "White Out History" Saturday, Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m.
William Rolland Gallery
Performance by Los Angeles-based artist Thinh Nguyen. 

Curators' walk-through
Saturday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. 

Curators' walk-through
Saturday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. 
William Rolland Gallery
Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley give an in-depth tour of the exhibition. 

Panel: "Biomythography and Identity"
Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m.
Lundring Events Center
The curators will be joined by Cal Lutheran faculty members and Valorie Thomas, associate professor of English and Africana studies at Pomona College. 

Screening: 100 Tikisa work in progress
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Preus-Brandt Forum
Cal Lutheran presents the premiere of 100 Tikis, a work in progress, which uses appropriation to investigate colonialism and the Pacific Islands by New York- based artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin, followed by Q & A with artist. 

All events are located at California Lutheran University, free, and open to the public