Miss Art World, Alterations in The Closet at Shoebox Projects

Miss Art World, Alterations in The Closet at Shoebox Projects

Miss Art World

“Alterations”

Opening January 6th 3-6pm
Artist Talk/Closing January 20th 2-4pm

The Closet in Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
LA Ca 90031

Current Residency
https://www.missartworld.com/

A brand-new art performance titled “Alterations” by artist Miss Art World will be held January 6th starting at 3:30 p.m. During and after the performance will be the exhibit’s reception which will run until 6 p.m. at Shoebox Projects. The performance will be documented and on display at the gallery by appointment only until January 20th.
Shoebox Projects is located at The Brewery, 660 South Avenue 21 #3, Los Angeles, CA. An Artist Talk will be held January 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

The performance “Alterations” will be performed in the Shoebox Project’s closet space. The performed uses the setting of the closet space to inform the performance’s concept of unseen world love dolls. Love dolls are normally hidden away, not to be talked about but used to resemble and replace women.

Miss Art World says “The use of love dolls is objectification of women, but what I think is interesting is the view from a woman’s perspective trying to deal with or work through the concept of men using love dolls. This performance resembles this struggle and attempts to alter the doll into something society understands.”

Miss Art World is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is an emerging performance artist and has exhibited throughout the country and was honored to perform at Art Basel Miami in 2017. Miss Art World was diagnosed with an incurable eye disease at the age of ten and has struggled seeing ever since. The rejection and prejudices that arose from the academic environment led her to seek out other means of fulfillment; this came in the form of beauty pageants.

Over the years, she participated in pageants winning several titles including Miss New York World. Success in pageantry proved to be both her salvation as well as a burden.

Using her experiences to inform her art practice, Miss Art World critiques the unrealistic display of the “perfected” physical form and the pressures to attain it. She crowned herself Miss Art World and uses the title to question the dominating ideologies of beauty fused society’s disturbing and obsession with it.
Don’t miss this thought provoking and bizarre performance and exhibit. Visit shoeboxprojects.com for more information.

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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