The iconography of superheroes is imprinted on us at an early age. Just try closing your eyes and imagining the pointy-eared silhouette of Batman, the building-to-building strands of webbing connecting Spider-Man to his New York cityscape, or Captain America's red-white-and-blue Vibranium shield. It's all there, right? Ohio artist Paul Rentler is messing up those memories, distorting decades' worth of backstory with his character-mashing collages.
Starting tomorrow, May 11th, the live art performance company Wig in a Box will be performing Docile Bodies, their adaptation of Foucault’s Discipline and Punish. The show explores the ways in which power is internalized and perpetuated unconsciously, specifically in relation to gender and queerness.
A ritual, according to its generic definition, refers to "any practice or pattern of behavior regularly performed in a set manner." And sure, when applied to the arts, one could make a parallel with an artist's creative process. That's exactly what Jeremy Boleyn and Kristofer Dompierre's new exhibition - and first of a series - is all about: exploring rituals as a creative process accompanying the artists until the work's completion.