The sooner the better: a sash hung shoulder to hip. We know what they say about the personal, we know that it’s now more than, we know no men are an: tightly wrapped and ripe for unpacking. Somewhere in the scrutability of the newspaper’s back pages, in the personals, in the comics, in the classifieds, a stark marker of time, of the concerns of the day. Who wants yesterday’s papers? And when do we want it?
Derrick Woods-Morrow (b.1990. Greensboro, NC) is a conceptual artist navigating and negotiating sexual identity through photography, sculpture, installation, and performance. He is the recipient of the 2015 Professional-Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts by the College Association of Art, the Carol Becker Merit Scholarship (SAIC), the Graduate Dean Professional Development Award (SAIC), and is a Terry Plumming Scholar. He has attended the ACRE residency, the Fire Island Artist Residency, was the Latitude Artist in residence in March of this year. He has shown work at Xpace Cultural Centre in Toronto, The Sullivan Galleries, The Kinsey Institute, The Maier Museum of Art, the Center on Halsted in Chicago, the Student Union Galleries, Hyde Park Art Center, Filter Photo, ACRE, The Chicago Cultural Centre, and The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division in Manhattan and most recently debuted his first solo exhibition @ Lesley University’s Vandernoot Gallery. He recently completed his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a 2017 BOLT resident with the Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 CAD resident and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Photography and Teaching Artist at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Jesse Malmed is an artist and curator living and working in Chicago. His work in moving images, performance, text and occasional objects has exhibited widely in museums, cinemas, galleries, bars and barns, including recent solo presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, CAVE Detroit, the Chicago Cultural Center, D Gallery, Syntax Season, Cinema Contra, Microlights, Echo Park Film Center, Lease Agreement and the University of Chicago Film Studies Center. His platformist and curatorial projects include the Live to Tape Artist Television Festival, programming at the Nightingale Cinema, instigating Western Pole, the mobile exhibition space and artist bumper sticker project Trunk Show (with Raven Falquez Munsell), programming through ACRE TV and organizing exhibitions, screenings and performance events both independently and institutionally. His writing has appeared on and in Bad at Sports, Cine-File, Incite Journal of Experimental Media, The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature, Temporary Art Review, Big Big Wednesday and YA5. A native of Santa Fe, he earned his BA from Bard College and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was named a “2014 Breakout Artist” by Newcity and has attended residencies at ACRE, Ox-Bow, Summer Forum, the Chicago Cultural Center and Links Hall. He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches in the Chicago Public Schools through CAPE.
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