Join us for Catalyst's premier event for the spring quarter! A delightful courtyard romp, this event will feature a free outdoor art exhibition, film/video screenings, live music and performance, a swap meet, vendor booths, and much more! This is a single night event, so don't miss it! Thursday, May 24th, 6-9 PM in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts courtyard.
Catalyst presents: a single night event of Natalie Kovacs' video installation, "I'm Fine Without You." This video explores the psychological concepts of love, desire, femininity, and the performance of identity. The video examines the effects of expectation upon the development of potential relationships from a romanticized film perspective rather than a normative parent-example one. The project details the confusion experienced by expectations in the desire for a successful relationship that will be confronted by trying to develop and pursue a relationship through the tools of a failing one. These conceptions of love are not successful and will never result in a successful relationship.
What will satisfy my desire for fulfillment? To find what lay beyond it I throw away my inhibitions. EROGENOUS ZONE is a solo performance and installation exhibition by July Sunnyday.
Catalyst Gallery presents "Entre," an exhibit by Svetlana Linetskaya and Joey Luu that explores the duality between gender, body image and perception. The exhibit emphasizes issues presented within the topic of the male and female gaze, specifically exploring the boundaries and limitations placed on men and women through the popular canons of body image and expected canons of sexuality.
We will be critiquing Olivia Yu's painting and Marcus Tutt's (July Sunnyday) performance.
Catalyst presents Coalescence, a group exhibition featuring artists Marisa Colcord, Svetlana Linetskaya, Yijao Wang, and Olivia Yu. The opening includes a live performance by July Sunnyday from 6:00-6:10 PM.
Listen to the critique of Noe Gaytan's performative text.
Human Resources, Los Angeles presents My body lies over the Ocean. My body lies over the sea. a one night performance event featuring the work of Alexis Disselkoen and Tessa Kurszewski, Billy Kheel, Paul Pescador, and Nancy Popp. My body lies over the Ocean. My body lies over the sea. focuses on site-specific situational and interactive performances. The event examines the role of the body as vehicle for physical production. Whether it is through the excursion of endurance or the transference of physicality to material form, each performer examines the role of the body as a vessel in which performance disseminates.
It has been one whole year since Catalyst last took a trip to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Now we are back. As a means to spur new ideas in both, our individual art practices and our collective event planning and organization, it was, furthermore, a delightful, cultural experience that our community within Irvine could surely benefit from.