michelleigomez

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Artist and independent curator originally from Miami, based in Baltimore. News, exhibitions, events and more!

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Jun 15 '12

I am so freaking excited about this! Don’t forget, BLOWOUT: A Performance Art Festival this Saturday at the Hillyer Art Space! I will be performing at 7pm!

"Viewers will be invited to watch a silent and awkward interaction between a couple eating at the dinner table. This performance is titled after the first photograph in her latest series, Conversations with my therapist. This performance will allow viewers to reflect on their own heartbreaking experiences and nerve-wracking dinners to promote betterself-understanding and self-acceptance. This is Michelle’s second performance featured at the Hillyer Art Space as part of their Soapbox performance art series. Soapbox is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space, which seeks to increase exposure to this underrepresented form in DC.” For more info and photos coming soon, read here.”

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Oct 24 '11
A collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille, The First Supper is both an installation and three performances that deals with cultural and identity issues by looking at the idea of a non-traditional family.  During the performances, viewers witness the artists enacting dysfunction at a family dinner, exploring the notion of roles and performance particular to each family member. The father figure, transformed into a character through generalized stereotypes acts as the main character of the narrative.  As three hour performances, viewers are invited to come and go as they please, offering an alternative to a more common audience-performer dynamic. Like a theater set, between performances the vibrant and chaotic dining room installation echoes of the absence of the performers, emphasizing the physical presence of the viewer and their own performative roles as they enter the space. Support for The First Supper is provided in part by the Flo McGarrell Collaborative Projects Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Also on view at the Hillyer Art Space are two solo exhibitions by David Mordini and Min Enghauser. 
Hope to see you there next Friday night!

A collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille, The First Supper is both an installation and three performances that deals with cultural and identity issues by looking at the idea of a non-traditional family.  During the performances, viewers witness the artists enacting dysfunction at a family dinner, exploring the notion of roles and performance particular to each family member. The father figure, transformed into a character through generalized stereotypes acts as the main character of the narrative.  As three hour performances, viewers are invited to come and go as they please, offering an alternative to a more common audience-performer dynamic. Like a theater set, between performances the vibrant and chaotic dining room installation echoes of the absence of the performers, emphasizing the physical presence of the viewer and their own performative roles as they enter the space. Support for The First Supper is provided in part by the Flo McGarrell Collaborative Projects Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Also on view at the Hillyer Art Space are two solo exhibitions by David Mordini and Min Enghauser. 

Hope to see you there next Friday night!

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Apr 26 '10

April 26th, 2010- I helped my good friend/artist Jonathan Wille by performing for him. I held baby Edward in my arms, my son was made out of meat. He was taken away from me.  As I cried, viewers ate fruits and vegetables off my naked body while my son cooked in the GeorgeForeman grill… marinated with sauce, sizzling. Thats how Jonathan felt when he came out to his parents.

Very cool experience, I am very much interested in performance art and would love to help more artists with this.

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