From Recess Gallery:
Join Recess for a panel conversation and public reception for A Ponemos Chancla, a project organized by Recess Session artist Troy Michie. The panel will take place from 4-6pm. The reception will take place from 6-8pm.
About the panelists: Artist Troy Michie will join scholar Monica Miller and artist and writer Dario Calmese, for a discussion on the role of fashion in marginalized communities and themes of Michie’s project. The panel discussion will begin at 4pm and moderated by Recess Program Director, Gee Wesley. The panel will be followed by a reception from 6pm to 8pm.
Dario Calmese is an artist and writer based in New York City. Classically trained in the performing arts, he uses photography, video, and text along with his knowledge of movement, gesture, and psychology to create characters and narratives that explore history, race, class, and what it means to be human. He is currently a Visiting Research Scholar in the School of Art, Design History, and Theory at Parson’s The New School.
Troy Michie (b. 1985) is an artist born in El Paso, TX. His group exhibitions include Trigger: Gender As A Tool And A Weapon, New Museum, New York, NY (2017); FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY (2017); James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children, The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2015); Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, Houston, TX (2013); and The Bricoleurs, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, NY (2012). His first solo exhibition, Fat Cat Came To Play, is currently on view at Company Gallery, New York (2017). Michie attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME (2015) and was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA (2016). Michie is also a recipient of an Art Matters grant (2016) and an emerging artist grant from the Rema Hort Mann foundation (2015). He received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas El Paso and his M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art.
Monica L. Miller is the Tow Family Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, which received the 2010 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the best book in African American literature and culture from the Modern Language Association and was shortlisted for the 2010 Modernist Studies Association book prize. A grantee from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2012, 2001), the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2004), and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (2004), she is a specialist in contemporary African American and Afro-diasporic literature and cultural studies. She is currently at work on a new project, Blackness Swedish Style: Race, Diaspora, and Belonging, which considers cultural production by the emerging black community in Sweden and its connection to black European identity formation and cultural/political movements.
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