Archive for January 2012

Femme Fatale through March 17; artist’s talk and benefit bake sale March 11

exhibition: February 3 to March 17, 2012
opening reception: Friday, February 3, from 7 to 10pm
and join us for another First Friday reception: March 2, from 7 to 10pm

panel discussion with the artists and curator: Sunday, March 11, 2pm
The curator and all artists will be present, admission free, with bake sale to benefit Works/San José

Femme Fatale is a seductive and haunting exhibition exploring the complexities of femininity. Featuring the work of Bay Area artists Jody Alexander, Connie Begg, Victoria May, Stephanie Metz, and Sylvia Min, Femme Fatale is both a subtle homage and commentary of domesticity, social constructs, and the feminine experience.

Jody Alexander references domesticity and “values” through an installation of found objects carefully wrapped in fabric.  Fascinated by history and feminine iconography, Connie Begg illuminates the tension of capturing a frightening yet beautiful object through historical photographic processes. Victoria May’s organza and steel based forms reflect her interest in domesticity, tension, and dichotomy, and allude to the fundamental struggles inherent in the human condition. Utilizing wool fibers and textiles, Stephanie Metz attempts to “distill the essence of a creature” and acknowledges our mammalian roots in her mysterious sculptures. Emphasizing light and shadow, Sylvia Min examines the iconic image of the bride through her paintings.

The artwork, while diverse in form, resonates with overlapping proclivities towards detail, concept, and tone. Monochromatic sculptures, installations, paintings, and photographs seduce and disturb through layers of inherent tensions, enigmatic contrasts, and meticulous handwork.

Femme Fatale is curated by Sylvia Min.

“3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women)” with The Cardboard Box Theatre Project

Works presents The Cardboard Box Theatre Project in an evening of Femor!

Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14, 2012
shows at 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)

The Cardboard Box Theatre Project will present all-new, original comedic evenings on January 13 and 14, 2012 at Works/San Jose. Doors open half an hour before showtime (Show 8PM Friday; 8PM Saturday). (Concessions available) Tickets: Pay what you can.

The Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s 3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women) offers an evening of theatre celebrating female humor. Comprised of multiple scenes and sketches written by the company, 3 Woman features three Cardboard Box favorites: Hayley Lovgren, Maren Lovgren and Kristin Schmitz. These three amazingly talented and extremely funny women guide the audience through a whirlwind tour of “womanhood” that explores everything from budding sexuality to gender roles to downright competition. Their one-woman show (with three women) will leave you laughing as you are introduced to the many facets of Femor (female humor). Much more than a night of stand-up, 3 Woman offers audiences a chance to delight in a fast paced theatre piece that will introduce you to new Cardboard Box characters including venerable actress Kitty Parade, Sister Regina who struggles to teach young women about their…well, you know…, and a new muse shepherding the creative output of today’s social media.

The evening will begin with several opening acts of music, dance, and theatre presented by other Cardboard Box Theatre Project actors.

Join us as we explore & celebrate Femor!