Katie Jenkins-Moses: When I listen, I hear those queer sounds
March 25 – April 20, 2018
Performance: Sunday, March 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00pm
Artist talk followed by reception: Thursday, April 13, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
When I listen, I hear those queer sounds is a solo show that is a personal exploration of how language and iconography affect the body. The artist, Katie Jenkins-Moses, interrogates labels of queer, obese, female, and unstable. This show explores how language and image affect agency to claim possession of bodies.
Jenkins-Moses embraces the idea that the personal is political. Recognizing that language has a powerfully lasting legacy, she argues for recontextualizing and reclaiming representation and agency, exploring these themes through a combination of mediums—first with her durational performance and installation, Piece- Work, and in subsequent mixed-media works and installations. This exploration exposes the tensions and ironies of constructing the self in the context of normative forces.
Katie Jenkins-Moses will be performing PieceWork in the Greenleaf Gallery on March 25 at 6:00 p.m. The results of that piece will be on display throughout the exhibition in addition to a series of mixed-media and installation works.
Katie Jenkins-Moses is an artist and teacher living and working in Fresno, California. She is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in installation, performance, fiber arts, and collage, discussing issues of agency, feminism, and representation. Jenkins-Moses received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016 and her BA in Studio Art and Political Science from Whittier College in 2013. This is her first solo exhibition but has had her work in recent group exhibitions in ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach, Fort Mason in San Francisco, and Smash Gallery in San Francisco. To see more of Jenkins-Moses’ work on her website.