LCA May First Friday: Opening Reception & Live Performance Art

LCA-May-First-Friday-Opening-Reception-and-Live-Performance-ArtLubeznik Center for the Arts will hold the opening reception for Looking Glass: Exploring Self Portraiture and Taehoon Kim: Poem of a Boy Who Stopped Growing during the First Friday art walk. Experience live performance art by José Santiago Pérez and Udita Upadhyaya throughout the evening. Meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light bites provided by Shoreline Brewery. Refreshments are available for a nominal fee. Admission is free.

Looking Glass: Exploring Self Portaiture (Hyndman Gallery) examines the art of self-study through the lens of photography and video. Explore the self-perception of each artist within the context of historical and contemporary self-portraiture practices through the hilarity of family relationships to notions of memory and identity. Exhibiting artists include Rachael Banks, Shane Booth, Gail R. Dodge & Anna Garner, Nancy Floyd, Julia Grieve, and Jessica Jacobs. Curated by Gray Lyons and Linda Wilson, who are both are professors of photography at Indiana University South Bend and respected contemporary photographers in the field of portraiture and alternative photographic processes.

Taehoon Kim: Poem of a Boy Who Stopped Growing (Brincka/Cross and North View Gallery) solo show features ceramic sculptures that engage with the physical and emotional evolution of creatures. The exhibition attempts to reveal and develop persuasive reflection on the essence of a man and its connection with creatures. Taehoon was born in Korea and earned two Master of Fine Arts degrees at the Hongik University in Korea and School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Kim has exhibited both nationally and internationally and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

LCA-May-First-Friday-Opening-Reception-and-Live-Performance-Art-02LCA is pleased to announce two performing migratory art pieces that will add a new dimensional element during the opening reception. Untitled (Internal Kinesis) performed by José Santiago Pérez will explore what happens when self-portraiture is performed in space and time before others. The performance will illustrate a self-portrait that shifts and unfolds in time and in physical response to objects, artwork, audience, and living rhythms. December performed by Udita Upadhyaya will address the pathways of desire, craving, trauma, and shame and their many intersections. Upadhyaya will navigate her biological and ancestoral relationship with her gender.

For more information about the event and the exhibitions visit Looking Glass: Exploring Self Portraiture and Taehoon Kim: Poem of a Boy Who Stopped Growing will be on display through July 11.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). The Hyndman Gallery is closed every Thursday morning until 2 PM for a weekly civic event. Extended hours on Thursdays until 7 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information please visit or call 219-874-4900.

LCA receives generous support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.