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"labile affect" Natalie Bradford, Whitney Hill, Tsz Kam, and Kate Wilson

  • Pop-Up @ Canopy (Gallery 103) 916 Springdale Road Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

betties … emotional labor … a world without gender: a world without genesis? maybe
also a world without end … “then laughing wildly the next”... ovo-lacto-cyborgs…
reclaiming craft … what are we building? … breast milk food porn … slippery when wet
"rebellion against the derogatory connotations of feminine" … female rat pack …
dress for the job you want … vessels … why is it pink? … fainting couches or picket
fences … gentrifying a gender ghetto … the delicate promiscuity of laying eggs … 
“informatics of domination” … put on a pedestal for an upskirt shot … do you see? …
fears of a zero-sum art market … “she’s good enough to be a real actress” 

Natalie Bradford currently lives in Austin, pursuing a BFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas. Bradford utilizes printmaking and painting to examine parallels between feminine, human bodies and non-human, animal bodies in relation to modes of production and consumption.

Whitney Hill recently received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas and has remained in Austin to continue her work. She draws upon her family’s tradition of craft to create prints and sculptural pieces about femininity and domesticity.

Born in Hong Kong, Tsz Kam received their BFA in Studio Art from University of Texas in 2015. Through multimedia work, Kam explores the relationship between their queer gender identity and an exotified feminine body existing in the West.

Kate Wilson is an artist originally from and currently working in Austin, Texas. She earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and completed her BFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas this past May. Wilson engages in printmaking and sculpture to question the legibility and rationality of visual systems of information.

This exhibition is a part of SUMMERSCOOL, an intensive program that prepares dedicated artists to propose, refine, and execute an exhibition concept in a professional and supportive environment. These selected artists have spent the last several months participating in our post-art-school curriculum which includes professional development in gallery preparation, art handling and installation, artist statements, bios, and talks, application preparation, grant writing, and community networking. These efforts now culminate in three exhibitions opening at our Canopy pop-up gallery.