After you check out Christie Blizard’s show at Women and Their Work, here are a few other March shows you may not want to miss:
Michael Menchaca: Of Migratus
Of Migratus will be on view from March 24th to April 15th at Red Space Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 10pm on March 24th.
For Of Migratus, Menchaca presents a narrative framing the contemporary Mexican diaspora to the United States as a dysfunctional cartoon. Using a familiar saturday-morning-cartoon format, the video portrays the story of a coyote hired by downtrodden felines to be illegally smuggled into the US. Reflecting video games, mythology, and dark humor, Menchaca offers a new way of interpreting the harsh realities faced by illegal immigrants. The exhibition presents the work as an installation, configuring the gallery into a diorama. Of Migratus works as a supplement to the artist’s current project, The Codex Migratus, a series of screen-prints chronicling stories of illegal immigration along US-Mexican border.
Lacy Van Court: Between Hay and Grass
March 24th-May 23rd, 2012 at Paloma Botanical Beauty Parlor
In the still moments of life, there is a flattening. Things stop making sense the way they used to, and a new logic emerges: The viewer becomes loosened in space. A room becomes a wall; a corner becomes a peak; a table becomes a diamond.
In her first solo exhibition, “Between Hay and Grass,” the artist Lacy VanCourt, explores this idea of the two-dimensional moment in time. Images are wrested from their original contexts and patterns emerge, drawing attention to surface, color, and texture. The outcomes are tactile, discontinuous, and ambiguous paintings where dreams and reality collide, reminding us that the very things that surround us — what the artists refers to as our “personal encyclopedia of objects” — are no more than parts in the pattern of moments that take up the space between hay and grass, life and death or, most simply, now and then.