Chloe Garber: Bloom

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:00pm

As part of a City of Columbus initiative, Columbus College of Art & Design is currently undergoing a campus beautification project. Please check for updates on how to access campus.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Caressing flowers with fake nails, smashing wet clay, amplifying movement and touch through intensified noise, I use my body as a site to perform gender, continuing a history of activism that seeks to break stereotypes of patriarchal society. Using video, sculpture, performance and installation, I draw from personal experiences of misogyny, using aggressive mark making as a way to physically confront frustration and reclaim my power as a feminine body. Influenced by drag and theatre, my work contrasts soft and aggressive gestures with image sound distortions to combine messy vulgarity and glam, culminating in works that celebrate femme dominance and flip assumptions that femininity is bound to weakness.

Baby Blues, 3:39 min., Video

Acock Gallery