Monday, May 30 at 7:00pm | Free |
Jesse Sugarmann, an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography, performance, and sculpture, will present his work at the theatre. His work engages the automotive industry as a manufacturer of human identity, accessing automotive history as an index of both cultural progress and social development. Sugarmann has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Banff Center, Canada; Filmbase, Ireland; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Michael Strogoff, Marfa; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; Drift Station, Omaha; Spirit Abuse, Albuquerque; Fugitive Projects, Nashville; the Bakersfield Museum of Art, California; the 21c Museum, Louisville; the Knockdown Center, New York; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree; Space 538, Maine; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; the True/False Festival, Missouri; and both the Paris and Berlin exhibitions of Les Recontres Internationales. Sugarmann’s work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, the Atlantic, Hyperallergic, Art Fag City, Frieze Magazine, the Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives and works in Bakersfield, CA and is represented in Portland by Fourteen30 Contemporary.