You Are Next To Me

You Are Next To Me
March 7, 2019 paperlesslion

PUBLIC POOL artspace presents “You Are Next To Me,” an Installation and Performance by Leslie Rogers and Mark McCloughan on Saturday. An opening reception begins at 7 p.m. on March 9. Performances run on select dates through April 20.

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While in Wisconsin on a recent residency, the artists encountered a couple in a local bar. A delicate and complex chemistry emerged, resulting in an evening that unfolded in several stages. The experience prompted McCloughan and Rogers to write a narrative account of the evening, one which tracks their social, emotional, and poetic responses to this encounter with a context and its inhabitants that featured feelings of alterity and familiarity in equal measure.

Installed in the gallery will be two- and three-dimensional works that take elements of the artists’ experience and constellate them into new configurations that draw out the darkness and the lightness contained in the evening’s events. Join us later in the month for a full length storytelling performance developed within the exhibition.