5 Gazers - Carolyn Janssen
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Royal Production Company Presents: Delete All Feelings - Carolyn Janssen
Residency Dates: June 3 - June 23, 2016
Gallery Hours During Residency: Sunday, June 19, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Special Event: Thursday, June 23, 7:00 – 9:00pm: 5 Gazers, an interactive installation that invites viewers to contemplate a host of digitized personal idols through a series of heart-felt genuflections, restless rituals, and avid thumb-swipes
This summer Royal NoneSuch Gallery, with the support of an Alternative Exposure grant, will transform into Royal Production Company (RPC). Four artists/collaboratives have been selected to create new video works using the gallery as a site of production during a three week residency: Bonanza, Amber Cady, Carolyn Janssen and Kate Rhoades. During the residencies each artist/collaborative will have public gallery hours and a special event. The residencies will culminate in a red carpet screening on September 16th where we’ll bring the bling at X location. After the premiere, the videos will continue to screen during regular gallery hours through early October.
First in the RPC lineup is Carolyn Janssen whose video Delete All Feelings will feature a cast of seekers and gurus invoking a trance-like exploration into an underworld of dystopian networks, uneasy rituals and speculative projections. Janssen, who typically works in large-scale digital photo collage, will be exploring the medium of video for the first time in her residency. She plans to expand her current practice of performative self portraiture and interest in digital kitsch through experiments in animation, narrative storytelling and impressionistic imagery. Drawing on influences such asAlejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch and Miley Cyrus, the work is likely to unfold as a self-contained aesthetic system with autobiographical and surreal elements.
Full RPC Schedule:
June 3 - June 23: Carolyn Janssen
June 24 - July 14: Kate Rhoades
July 15 - August 4: Amber Cady
August 5 - August 25: Bonanza
Premiere Night: Friday, September 16, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 17 - October 9, 2016
Gallery Hours During Exhibition: Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00pm, or by appointment
Carolyn Janssen is a California-based artist whose work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Julie Saul Gallery in New York and Quinto del Sordo in Madrid. She has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Intercambiador Madrid and Kala Art Institute. Janssen recently completed commissions for the North Carolina Museum of Art's permanent collection and the San Francisco Arts Commission, contributed to the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam, and participated in group exhibitions at Lump Gallery, the Contemporary Art Museum: Raleigh and Essex Flowers. Her work has been featured in Beautiful/Decay, Womanzine and In-the-InBetween Journal. Janssen received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the University of North Carolina.