Jessica Wimbley curates Biomythography
Audre Lorde, self-described as “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” defined the term Biomythography, in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name as “combining elements of history, biography and myth”. The exhibition “Biomythography: Currency Exchange” is the third in a series of exhibitions curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley (MFA 2005) that seek to investigate biomythography as an interdisclinary visual arts practice.
In it’s second iteration, “Biomythography: Currency Exchange” examines multiple forms of currency, in particular, cultural currency and the ways in which they are encoded and decoded in our contemporary culture. Artists in the exhibition engage in mutli-media practices as a means of revealing and navigating cultural currency.
Placing emerging contemporary artists from Costa Rica and Southern California in context and dialogue under the framework of “Biomythography, Currency Exchange” provides a platform for emerging international and local artists to be in conversation-exchanging ideas, perspectives and meanings.
Artists Include: Guillermo Bert, Audrey Chan, Christian Salablanca Diaz, Chuck Feesago, Mimian Hsu, Elisa Bergel Melo, Kimberly Morris, Albert Lopez Jr., Marton Robinson, Javier Estaban Calvo Sandi, and Glen Wilson.
“Biomythography: Currency Exchange” will be on view November 16, 2017 to February 1, 2018. The opening reception is Sunday, December 3, 3-5pm. The reception and parking is free and open to the public.
California Lutheran University
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
160 Overton Ct.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm