Color Response and Exchange: Eliza Chaikin Kenan


Join us for an evening reception and performance with artist Eliza Chaikin Kenan:

"Color Response and Exchange" is a performance using the 6 sided bricks as a starting point for a game of word association. The bricks act as a medium through which the differences between how we see ourselves and how others see us is made more obvious. The combination of colors I see as I hold the brick may trigger a personal memory that will then be impacted further by the person I'm standing across from. I may not be aware of what ideas or memories the same brick is imprinting on my partner, as they are seeing a different set of adjacent colors while watching me hold it. The words exchanged between us will be spontaneous, fluid, and both understandable and mysterious.

Merging traditional quilting techniques with spatial observations both intuited and learned from her work as an architect and art director, Kenan's fabric brick sculptures explore the tension between material and form while acting as a tactile tool for color theory.

American, b. 1977 in New York City, based in Los Angeles, California.

The performance will begin at 5:30.

Snacks by Kori Jones & drinks

All are welcome!