The Highest Closet: Creighton Baxter, Jessica Borusky, Sarah Hill and Hayley Morgenstern
September 22 – October 18, 2014
Sarah Hill, I'm Fine, 2011-2014, Performance (Image credit: Patrick Dubť)
Sarah Hill, Creighton Baxter and Bug Davidson, Surgery, 2012/2013, SD cideo still
Hayley Morgenstern, Let Her Have Cake and eat it too (Image credit: Sarah Hill), 2013, HD video still
Jessica Borusky, The Posture Grid!, 2013, Video Still
Sarah Hill and Hayley Morgenstern, F to, 2013/2014, HD video still
Hayley Morgenstern and Creighton Baxter, It Might Get Better, 2012, Performance (Image credit: Genesis BŠez)
Sarah Hill, Theirs and Theirs Towels, Hand embroidered towels
Creighton Baxter and Bobby Andres, XOXO, 2012, Performance (Image credit: Bryan Rodriguez)
Creighton Baxterís transdisciplinary practice crosses various material engagements with foregrounded emphases in performance and drawing. Since 2010 her ongoing collaborative and individual works have spoken back to sociocultural realities of sexualized violence, normativity and transphobia. Her works have been featured on Rhizome and The New Inquiry and exhibited at Boston University, Grace Exhibition Space and Villa Victoria among others. Baxter currently lives and works in San Francisco.
Jessica Borusky is an artist/educator/curator currently living and working in Kansas City, MO. Drawing from theatrical absurdist tragicomedy, stigmatization theory, performance and queer theory, linguistics and U.S. history, Jessica creates personas through performative actions which showcase these topics, while uncovering cathartic personal narrative and trauma. She received her B.A. from New College of Florida and her M.F.A from Tufts/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is currently a resident at the Charlotte St. Foundation in Kansas City.
Sarah Hill recently moved to Austin, Texas. They had their first international solo show at Le Lieu, Center en art Acuel, Canada. They have performed at the following places, International Performance Platform Festival in Lublin, Poland at Gallery Labirynt. And at Performatorium 2014: Festival of Queer Performance Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Sarah received their MFA from the Museum School in partnership with Tufts University, Boston. They have studied with Black Market International at the Festival of live Art in Glasgow, Scotland. They have performed at Mobius, Proof Gallery and Anthony Greaney in Boston, Grace Exhibition Space in New York, and at little berlin in Philadelphia. They have screened videos in Melbourne Australia, Scotland, Canada, Miami and New York. Sarah has worked on projects with William Pope. L (Cusp) and Roderick Buchanan (Swim).
Hayley Morgenstern received her BFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with Tufts University. Her interdisciplinary performance practice crosses through fields of intellectual and creative discourses; including queer theory, trauma theory, performance studies and art history. Morgensternís photography and performance work has been shown nationally and internationally, including performances at Anthony Greaney (Boston), Lumen Festival (NYC), Out of Site Performance Festival (Chicago) and Golden Thread Gallery (Belfast). She has shown videos at Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago) and Gran Canaria Espacio Digita (Canary Islands). She currently lives in Austin, Texas and is a dual degree student at The University of Texas working on her Masters degrees in Information Science and Women and Gender Studies.
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