May 9 - June 28
By Any Means
Opening reception: May 9
Locust Projects is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition at our new space in Miami's Design District. New York based artist Kate Gilmore will present By Any Means, a performance-based video and a site-specific sculpture in which the physicality of architecture and sculpture is pitted against the female body and will.
Gilmore is the sole protagonist in her single-channel videos, where she sets up a difficult physical task to overcome. The videos, always filmed in private, are destructive, comedic and only attempted once. For By Any Means, 2009, Gilmore, donned in feminine dress and heels, will dig, build and climb her way out of a dirt-filled wooden sculpture. The large-scale sculpture will be installed in Locust Projects' adjacent courtyard and will remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. The artist will also present three recent video-based works in this exhibition.
About the artist
Kate Gilmore received a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002 and was the 2007-08 recipient of the Rome Prize. Gilmore's work is currently on view as part of "Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video" at the Brooklyn Museum, New York and on MTV's outdoor video screen in Times Square, New York in "Chewing Color" curated by Marilyn Minter. Recent exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York; Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul; Apex Art, New York; Artpace, San Antonio; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham; Menil Collection, Houston, MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.
This exhibition is made possible with support from: Andy Warhol Foundation; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.