Thursday, May 31 @ 6 p.m.
Join us for a gallery talk with do it artists Brendon Cooke, Adam R. Forrester, and Lauren Woods, who will discuss their work for the exhibition, the art of film-making, and the role of performance in new media art.
Brendon Cooke is a performance artist, film-maker, and civil rights activist living and working in Mobile, Alabama. This is his first museum exhibition.
Adam Forrester’s own work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally as well as featured by NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine. His most recent documentary film, Eat White Dirt, was distributed via World Channel to public television stations across the U.S. Adam makes work about bizarre myths and mumbled truths. From time to time, he reminisces about the moment when jelly shoes and reebok pumps were popular.
Lauren Woods draws from art history, religious iconography and comparative mythology to construct paintings that explore the nature of images along with the transformational characteristics of the human form. In 2006 Lauren received her BA in studio art from Spring Hill College. She then completed an MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2010. Currently, she is an Instructor of visual arts at both Spring Hill College and The University of South Alabama. In addition to painting, she also has an extensive background as a classical ballet dancer, and her work is influenced by the ethereal and lyrical aesthetic of the art form. Most recently, she has taken this experience into scenic and costume design for various productions.
About do it
What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? Since it began in 1993, with this question being asked by Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever to have happened – constantly evolving and generating evermore relevant new versions of itself. do it has toured to venues from New York to Manchester, Budapest to Salt Lake City, and Kosovo to Moscow. Mobile Museum of Art presents its own reinterpretation of do it with the help of regional artists and community groups.