Artist and filmmaker Chris Coy will show his film, BARNRAZER, a new addition to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art permanent collection, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Barrick auditorium. As part of the curated screening titled Interior: Night, Coy also has selected works by artists Jon Rafman and Andrew Norman Wilson.
Coy mines the poetics of repression as a generative building block for popular culture. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art 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.
American activist artist Wilson makes work that strives to identify the pressure exerted by international corporate capital on the experience of mental and physical selfhood. Working primarily in video, he has documented complex collaborations and experiments such as Virtual Assistance(2009 - 11), The Unthinkable Bygone (2015), and Ode to Seekers 2012 (2016). Wilson’s art has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, Gwangju Biennial, Berlin Biennial, and in galleries and museums around the world.
Montreal artist Rafman makes videos and sculptural installations that explore the disparity between human desires and the solutions offered by digital technology. Rafman’s art often considers the impact of gaming (A Man Digging, 2013) and the internet (Kool-Aid Man in Second Life (2009 -). His work has been exhibited in Europe and the Americas, with shows in Berlin, New York City, Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires.