Fri, May 05|
Akron Soul Train
Opening Reception: Katherine G. Moore + Eva Polzer
Double Artist-in-Residence Exhibits: Katherine G. Moore: the space between landing and falling + Eva Polzer: just girlie things.
Time & Location
May 05, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Akron Soul Train, 191 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
About the event
Katherine G. Moore’s Exhibit, the space between landing and falling, Reveals Interior and Exterior Movement, Transformation, and the Unstable Body of Illness Through Time.
Katherine G. Moore presents a personal and physical transformation through chemotherapy. Moore, a dancer and choreographer, recently survived Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Shortly after finishing chemotherapy, she did an Instagram experiment: 100 days of expressive movement and writing. the space between landing and falling extends this work, exposing a period of immense transition, disorientation, and isolation as Moore reckoned with her new post-cancer body and life. Katherine G. Moore’s writings and images will be on display in the Burton D. Morgan Exhibition Space in the downtown Akron Soul Train Gallery, May 3 - June 10, 2023.
Eva Polzer’s ✨just girlie things✨ Presents Sculptures in Conversation with Girlhood Trauma and Gendered Stereotypes Using Domestic Pet Tropes: Submissive Dogs vs. Mysterious Cats.
In ✨just girlie things✨, Eva Polzer explores the complicated patriarchal “nuturing” of femininity and how it encourages girls and women to simultaneously hate and sexualize their bodies. Polzer creates sculptures inspired by the Borzoi dog and the Sphynx cat to discuss the normalization of blind devotion, unwanted attention, and the desire to retain some kind of power through avoidance.
Eva Polzer will be showcased in the CapSOUL gallery from May 3 - June 10, 2023.