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Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 3-5pm
Gina Siepel Performs Cycle of Self-Determination

Gina Siepel: Cycle of Self-Determination

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 3-5pm

The exhibition Gina Siepel: SELF-MADE proposes a personal, queer investigation into the ideals of American masculinity and self-reliance. Siepel creates multi-part sculptural objects using wood, steel, pedal-power, and other iconic 19th and 20th century materials to connect object making, self-making, and the mythic American “self-made man.”

In this durational performance, the artist will activate the sculpture entitled Cycle of Self-Determination, a fully-functional sculptural pedal-powered woodworking lathe. Siepel will be fabricating “continuous profile self portraits” over the duration of the performance.

About the artist

Gina Siepel is an interdisciplinary artist who began her life in a small rural community in the rust-belt region of Western New York State. She is currently based in Greenfield, MA. Her work explores cultural understandings of nature, gender, and American history, through the production of objects and collaborative experiments in public spaces. She has exhibited extensively in the northeastern US, and has received funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Northampton Arts Council. She has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan, Sculpture Space, Hewnoaks, and Mildred’s Lane. Gina holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase, an MFA from the Maine College of Art, and teaches studio art at Mount Holyoke College.

More Info: ginasiepel.com

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Please note that the main passenger elevator at the 319 N. 11th building is currently being replaced and that we lack main entryway elevator services to our venue on the third floor. While under usual circumstances we can provide a mobile-ramp for wheelchair entry into the building, our ramp does not accommodate the back stairwell leading to the freight elevator. Individuals in wheelchairs or needing elevator service should contact Vox Populi ahead of their arrival to discuss potential alternatives: 215-238-1236 / events@voxpopuligallery.org

Event:
Gina Siepel Cycle of Self Determination
Start:
December 8 @ 3:00 pm
End:
December 8 @ 5:00 pm
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