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Extracting the Locus


  • 1578 Union Street Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

Kirsten Leach's work investigates the ontologies of persons and things that have been pigeonholed as inarticulate or fragmentary. Leach's work concerns itself with feminist aesthetics and identity politics and aims to implode the conception that the clear, concise and easily definable is better than the obscure. Painting is used as a tool to reorganize the movement of the subconscious, to percolate the excess static that resides there. As a result, the work inhabits those muddy waters. These paintings are heavily influenced by Kirsten's background as a modern dancer and classical ballerina. They serve as material surveys for Leach's improvisations and are reflective of whatever she is choreographing in the dance studio.

"In this series, I observe the synthesis and dissonance of two artistic practices in which my goals are essentially unified— to privilege an organic and messy performance of the body, where how one feels inside their own anatomical frame is given as much value as how one looks in it."

Drinks and food to be provided. BYOB encouraged.

Earlier Event: May 26
All I See is Signs
Later Event: October 27
Puerto Rico Fundraiser