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I found myself an innovator
Sept. 11 – Oct. 24, 2009  (Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, 6 – 8pm)
DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Freeway

Flickerlounge is a selection of videos informed by the works included in the Diverseworks main gallery exhibition. With this Flickerlounge (a collaboration between DiverseWorks and Aurora Picture Show), cross-pollination occurs between the Main Gallery and the lounge space. 

"Now that I'm by myself," she says, "I'm not by myself, which is good" will be in the DiverseWorks Main Gallery.  The exhibition groups together works that speak to a creative, self-reflexive act. Independent curator Rachel Cook brings together Brian Bress, Wynne Greenwood, Laurel Nakadate and Yuki Okumura, all of which take isolated private experiences from within studio, within the empty landscape, within the feeling behind the gut, within the fantasy of an alien inside your head, and bring them into the public realm through video, photography, sculptural cutouts, and even drawings. Beginning with the idea of how each artists decides to reveal or question the self in the work and how each artist pushes the boundaries of intimacy in their work; the show seeks to expand notions of the personal, the performative, the character, aloneness, and not-aloneness while providing insight into more universal truths and collective realities.

DiverseWorks will also host a panel discussion, "Je me laver, je regarde moi-même" on Saturday, October 10, 11 am – 1 pm.  This informal discussion with local and regional artists about the “use of the self” in their video/performance work. Participants include Robert Boland, Erick Michaud, Jenny Schlief, among others. Audience participation is welcomed.

Make sure to stay awhile, get comfortable and watch all the videos during the exhibition’s run.

Rachel Cook is an independent curator, artist, and writer. Cook received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute where she spent a year at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. She has independently curated numerous exhibitions around TX including, at DiverseWorks, both a 12 Minutes Max and a project space exhibition of the artist Will Rogan: MUM, Sincerity at Finesilver Gallery in San Antonio, On Language at Sonja Roesch Gallery in Houston, Video/Performance at Okay Mountain in Austin, Cherry Picked at Wichita Falls Museum of Art, and most recently I am not so different at Art Palace's project space in Austin, TX.

DiverseWorks is a non-profit art center dedicated to presenting new visual, performing, and literary art. DiverseWorks is a place where the process of creating art is valued and where artists can test new ideas in the public arena. By encouraging the investigation of current artistic, cultural and social issues, DiverseWorks builds, educates, and sustains audiences for contemporary art.

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