Thursday 31 August, 10am-6pm
Friday 1 September, 10am-11pm
Jennifer Moon (b. 1973 in Lafayette, Indiana) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Working with performance, video, writing, and sculpture which blend a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and popular culture, Moon seeks to envision alternative realities and new futures under the so-called ‘Revolution’, one that is both mental and social. After her nine-month incarceration at Valley State Prison for Women, Moon began her Phoenix Rising Saga series, a fearless, three-part exploration of boundless love. These installments showcase ephemera with an almost scientific precision, with diagrams, charts, and models. She has exhibited photographs of items acquired during her stay at VSPW such as a clear plastic typewriter, a sketch of her cell layout, and her California Department of Corrections Identification Card; sculptural elements incorporating the actual typewriter and letters exchanged with lovers in and out of prison; and videos that invite us to take part in her cosmos-inspired journey, listening to our “gut fairies” instead of belief entities that reside in our minds.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Phoenix Rising, Part 3: laub, me, and The Revolution (The Theory of Everything), Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2015); Will You Still Love Me: Learning To Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Love Of All, Equitable Vitrines, Los Angeles (2014); There is Nothing left but Freedom, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2013); Phoenix Rising, Part 1: This Is Where I Learned Of Love, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2012).
Recent group exhibitions include Psychopomp, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (2017); S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom, organized by Erin Christovale, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA (2016); Some of My Best Friends Are Germs, organized by Ana Iwataki and Marion Vasseur Raluy, DOC, Paris (2016); Over the Wall, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (2016); Subject To Capital, organized by Joshua Lubin-Levy, Abrons Arts Center, New York (2016); Left Coast: California Political Art, organized by Nadiah Fellah, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York (2015); Made in L.A. 2014, organized by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); The Space Between Us, organized by Ana Iwataki, Courtesy, Paris (2013); Superhero Artstaaar: Beyond Good and Evil, organized by Bridget Crone, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne Australia (2002); THERE: Sites of Korean Diaspora, Gwangju Biennale, Project 2, organized by Yong Soon Min, Gwangju, South Korea (2000).