SHOW PONY - JACLYN SCHANES - The Re:View Contemporary Gallery in Detroit - Sat 7/31
View Contemporary Gallery presents a one night only, one-woman exhibition/ performance and socio-psychological experiment by Detroit multi-medium artist, JACLYN SCHANES entitled, SHOW PONY, at The Re:View Contemporary Gallery in Detroit, Saturday, July 31st at 8PM.
a hundred layers of meaning.
Show Pony is Jaclyn Schanes personal and social commentary on being an artist, her fears, the power of the viewer, and the commerce which supports her, but also causes artistic conflict. Show Pony is a multilayered one-night art exhibit and performance/conceptual event that references the great 60’s Art Happenings, a singular event that one needed to be present to experience. The Early Fluxus in New York was a great example of the blending of different artistic media and disciplines to create unique art experiences.
The complete details of Jaclyn Schanes’ one-night art piece must be kept unknown until the event to ensure the integrity of the concept. The artist has constructed a scenario which utilizes paintings, self-recorded audio, and the participation of viewers to create a unique experience. At the center of the exhibit are approximately 35 small to medium watercolor self-portraits, which will be uniquely mounted and displayed in a strategic way as to facilitate performance by including the attendees into the experience.
Schanes has recently embraced the often forgotten medium of watercolor, bringing both beauty and brutal directedness to her Neo-Expressionism influenced portraits, which will provide one layer of meaning in this two-hour art event.Jaclyn Schanes is a 2006 graduate of the College for Creative Studies where she studied Interdisciplinary Design and specialized in Glass. She is also a painter, photographer, film costume designer and recording artist.View Images and blog here http://artandthis.typepad.com/
Re:View Contemporary Gallery
444 W. Willis Street,
Units 111 and 112
Detroit, MI 48201
(At the Willys Overland Lofts, between Cass and Second)