Created within the current political tumult, new works by the 2018 CMU School of Art MFA candidates examine pop culture fantasies of entertainment, capital, and collapse.
Tag: Gray Swartzel
Upon coming across a home video that presents both his pregnant mother and the artist as a newborn, Gray Swartzel performs a slapstick drag persona of his mother in order to queer his existence prior to birth.
Feminist art cannot be easily categorized by male-dominated establishment and as such it is often ignored. A question emerges: What is feminist art? And more accurately what is feminist art today?
“The Client” is a project by “Welcome To My Faith In You,” an artistic collaboration between MFA Candidate Gray Swartzel and Verónica Vega.
Upon coming across a home video that presents both his pregnant mother and the artist as a newborn, MFA Candidate Gary Swartzel acts as a drag character of his mother in order to queer his existence prior to birth.
“Contemporaneous” features 10 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh members showcasing large, and distinctly contemporary, sculptural works.
Produced alongside the political theatre of 2017, “Highest Grossing Film: The Sequel” approaches issues of capital, entertainment, and collapse.
8:00pm – 10:00pm, Andy Warhol Museum
Beginning September 22, CMU MFA candidates will have a new off-campus space to develop and exhibit work, collaborate with other artists and thinkers, and enrich the artistic and cultural dialogue of Pittsburgh and beyond.
Gray Swartzel is a multimedia artist who investigates his biological and constructed familial matrilineage through the lenses of gender construction and sexuality fabrication through public and personal masquerade. He works to blur the lines between masculinity/femininity, man/woman, and son/mother through concepts of bio-politics and psychoanalysis, such as Lacan’s objet petit a.