Join us this Thursday, September, 13th at 7:30pm for a new performance by Leslie Rogers in conjunction with a 10’x14′ red flag, which could not possibly be bigger, or redder, or could it? Her piece is installed as part of our current exhibition Object Permanence, curated by Fjord member Anthony Bowers.
Leslie Rogers, a former Philadelphian, currently lives and works in Detroit.
Rogers is a sculptor, video, and performance artist with roots in puppetry and quilting. Her work draws heavily from slapstick entertainment, collaborative relationships, and performance installation to disregard or erase perceived hierarchies between performer and object, and amongst art forms and social groups.
She was a recent postdoctoral fellow at The Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan. She holds an MFA in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
In Philadelphia, she was a founding member of PuppeTyranny performance collective, curatorial member of Little Berlin Gallery, and a curator and organizer of touring theater for Puppet Uprising. Also in Philadelphia, she exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Vox Populi, International House, Little Berlin, Extra Extra, Practice Gallery, Copy, and Bodega. Elsewhere, she has exhibited or performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Cave Gallery in Detroit; Threewalls Gallery, AcreTV, and Links Hall in Chicago; at Human Resources, the Hammer Museum, and Ultrazone Laser Tag with KChung Radio in Los Angeles; Current Gallery, EMP Collective, and the Trans Modern Arts Festival in Baltimore; Artisphere and Black Iris Gallery in Virginia, The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, and in New York at St. Ann’s Warehouse for Great Small Works Toy Theater Festival, Secret Project Robot, Christmastown, and Monkeytown.