The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present:
A film screening curated by Chris Coy.
Artist and filmmaker Chris Coy will show his film, BARNRAZER, a new addition to the Barrick's permanent collection. For this occasion, Coy has selected additional, complementary videos by two of his contemporaries. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.
Chris Coy, BARNRAZR, 2012
Las Vegas-based artist and filmmaker Chris Coy’s work traces a poetics of repression and desire as manifest in popular forms of cultural expression. His work has been shown at the New Museum in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012.
Andrew Norman Wilson, Ode to Seekers, 2012
Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Norman Wilson makes work which strives to identify the pressure exerted by corporate capital on the experience of selfhood. Working primarily in video, he has documented the medieval caste system of tech (Workers Leaving the Googleplex, 2011) and interrogated the legitimacy of corporate symbolism (Why is the No Video Signal Blue?, 2011). Wilson’s work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, Gwangju Biennial, and most recently, the Berlin Biennial.
Jon Rafman, A Man Digging, 2013
Artist Jon Rafman lives and works in Montreal and New York. His videos and sculptural installations explore the disparity between human desires and the solutions offered by digital technology. Rafman’s work considers the impact of gaming (A Man Digging, 2013) and the internet (Kool-Aid Man in Second Life, 2009). His work has been exhibited across Europe and the Americas, with shows in Berlin, New York City, Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires.
The Museum would like to thank Settlers + Nomads, an online project collecting interviews, essays, event listings, image galleries and other material about contemporary art connected to Southern Nevada for initiating this screening. Offline, Settlers + Nomads organizes public events with visiting artists, aspiring to stimulate connections and conversation and increase the agency and visibility of the Las Vegas art community.