ART OPENING: “Jordan Strafer | Trilogy”

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ART OPENING: “Jordan Strafer | Trilogy”

July 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

ON VIEW THRU NOVEMBER 26, 2023: “Jordan Strafer: Trilogy” is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition and presents Strafer’s recent trilogy of videos PEP (Process Entanglement Procedure) (2019), SOS (2021), and PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER (2022), alongside a selection of the artist’s related works on paper.

In her highly narrative videos, Strafer draws from both autobiography and a range of cultural sources to create what the artist refers to as “Mad Libs-like” collages of visual and textual referents that include public testimonies, psychoanalytic theory, literature, and personal memory. Often employing both puppets or dolls and human actors, Strafer is interested in the ways that dolls can serve equally as archetypes of identity, objects of projection, and stand-ins or doubles for “real” actors.

Both perversely pleasurable and pleasurably perverse, the artist’s videos are  absurd, fantastical, humorous, and at times, violent meditations on power and the uniquely human capacity to inflict violence, be it physical, psychological, or both.

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Date:
July 27, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
camh.org/event/jordan-strafer-trilogy

Venue

Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH)
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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(713) 284-8250
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