Esther Planas Balduz, Felix Gmelin, Talena Lachelle Queen, Clark Wiegman, RabRab, and Kathleen Skeels
INCA: 2 West Roy St. Seattle, WA, 98110
Exhibition: 28 April – 10 May
Opening: 28 April 7-9pm
Curated by the Red May Collective
Red May launch with an exhibition with work by artists: Esther Planas Balduz, Felix Gmelin, Talena Lachelle Queen, Clark Wiegman, RabRab, and Kathleen Skeels.
WE WANT SEATTLE TO TURN RED FOR A MONTH. TO EAT RED FOOD (APPLES, RED DOTS, RADISHES), TO WEAR RED ACCESSORIES, TO GET CAUGHT RED-HANDED READING KARL MARX, AND (WHILE THE WORLD MAXIMIZES HUMAN CAPITAL) TO LIVE PRODIGALLY IN THE RED AS IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW. ANYONE CAN PLAY. THE RULES? THERE ARE ONLY TWO. FIRST, RIFF ON RED. AND SECOND, ASSUME FOR A MONTH THAT THE MARKET IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS THAT THE MARKET CREATES.
Esther Planas Balduz is a Catalan artist based in London. Planas Balduz studied Contemporary Dance at The London Contemporary Dance School in London and El Institut del Teatre Barcelona. She published V.O. magazine, and DARK STAR: both series of publications have being acquired recently by MACBA Arxius. Planas Balduz is also the founder member of the artist cooperative Five Years in London.
Felix Gmelin is a German artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. His method of questioning the aestheticization of politics through historical comparison has been seen in variety of art institutions and became available to wider audiences through exhibitions at Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, the 50 and 52 Venice Biennale and at the Berlin Biennale 4.
Talena Lachelle Queen is based in Paterson, NJ. She is the founder and president of Her Best Self a nonprofit organization that fosters leadership qualities in young women. She is a certified and licensed elementary school teacher specializing in Middle Level Humanities in both New Jersey and Washington states. Queen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, University of Washington where earned both her teaching certifications, and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics, and University of Notre Dame.
Clark Wiegman is an artist based in Seattle. Over the past 30 years he has created around fifty public artworks. These include site plans, ephemeral works and sculptural suspensions.
RabRab is a Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art based in Helsinki, Finland edited by Sezgin Boynik and Gregoire Rousseau.
Kathleen Skeels is an artist based in Seattle. Exhibitions include at the Kirkland Arts Center, Tacoma Art Museum and Pottery Northwest in Seattle.