"MONOLOGUE"
June 30 through September 5, 2005
Curated by:
MONIQUE PERREAULT
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Recent graduates of the BFA photography program, Zachary Drucker,
Katie Kingma, Monique Perreault, Ashley Reid and Martha Thorneloe work
in the self portrait-genre to express ideas derived from experience. 
Each photographer chooses to control the working environment creating
a stage like atmosphere in which specific monologues are acted out. 
Here the viewer comes in close contact to the character/artist,
participating in an intimate exchange.  The viewers presence is
strongly implied throughout all of the work; the subject is speaking
to the audience.

Also contained in the work are various ideas on the way that females
are portrayed, or choose to portray themselves.  Like Cindy Sherman
the artists assume a role familiar to the viewer; however these roles
are not references to collective symbols of women but instead stand
for different facets of the individuals' personality.   The work as a
whole speaks clearly about the way women experience themselves and how
they interpret the expectations to present themselves in specific
ways.  Each artist is honest, bringing up images and issues that are
not commonly addressed in art dealing with female roles and femininity
in general.

The exhibit will include a site specific performance by Thornloe that
is inspired by the four photographers showing.  Her performance is
meant to highlight the dynamic between audience and performer, adding
an interactive element to the exhibit.

ASHLEY REID
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My work is about pursuing of power, 
that has been involuntarily taken 
away, through exploiting my own 
person as the subject within 
fabricated scenerios.  Being in 
control of the situation, degredation, 
and manipulation allows the subject 
to become the bully, instead of the 
victim. Exploitation can be used as a 
double edged sword of power.

"Beauty Queen"
2004
Digital C-Print


"Superstar"
2005
Digital C-Print


"Staged"
2004
Digital C-Print


"Angel"
2005
Digital C-Print

ZACKARY DRUCKER
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Speaking with all of his voices, 
Zackary Drucker's contribution 
to "Monologue" examines narratives 
of the gendered self. Through a 
uniquely queer lens, Drucker 
invents personas that explore the 
complex junction of identity, 
sexuality, and representation.

"Untitled #56"
10/2004
C-print


"Untitled #58"
10/2004
C-print

"Untitled #52"
10/2004
C-print

"Untitled #71"
03/2005
C-print

KATIE KINGMA
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I'm interested in isolating 
and displacing the self in a 
cinematic sense.  My intent 
is to make the viewer aware 
of the mental shift which
occurs when one aligns oneself  
with the role of a fictional 
character.

"Untitled #1"
2005
C-print

"Untitled #3"
2004
C-print

"Untitled #2"
2004
C-print

"Untitled #4"
2004
C-print

MONIQUE PERREAULT
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My work defines the feminine experience 
as a fusion between outward appearence 
and internal perception.  These selected 
pieces represent the way that the 
subject interacts with the viewer, how 
the internal and outward combine to make 
this dynamic.

"Smoking. Wasted."
2003
Gelatin-silver print

"Untitled II"
2004
Gelatin silver print

"White"
2005
Gelatin silver print

"I'm Trying to Save Myself"
2004
Gelatin silver print
MARTHA THORNELOE
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"A Mental Cleansing"
Perfomance/Installation
2005

Martha Thorneloe will be performing 
an interactive piece at the opening 
inspired by the use of the monologue
in theatre and day-to-day life.  The 
reminents of the performance will be 
presented in the gallery window for 
the length of the exhibition.

"A Mental Cleansing"
front [detail]
Perfomance/Installation
2005

"A Mental Cleansing"
breast [detail]
Perfomance/Installation
2005

"A Mental Cleansing"
skirt [detail]
Perfomance/Installation
2005

"A Mental Cleansing"
rocks [detail]
Perfomance/Installation
2005