October 8, 2014 – November 21, 2014
Louise Menzies, Artist in Residency
Louise Menzies is here for a month-long residency at the Contemporary Art Galleries, thanks to the generous support of Creative New Zealand. The residency will conclude with an exhibition, Time to think like a Mountain.
“Print media, newspapers, posters, postcards and books are recurring forms in my work. Often these provide an index, beginning point or reference for considering a specific time or place, a situation or action. This project takes the material held in the Alternative Press Collection at the University of Connecticut as a starting point to extend on existing themes in my work of investigations into history, its forms and alternatives.” – Louise Menzies
By utilizing objects, images and situations that inform past and present while emphasizing the way things are already represented, New Zealand born artist Louise Menzies explores the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center’s archives through her cross-media practice in her solo exhibition Alternate Press (working title) on view this October at the CAG. Incorporating film, zines, alternate publications and print into performances and installations, Menzies constructs spaces that explore information and events meant to be communicated within the specified audience of activist movements of various social cultural and political persuasions.
UConn Today article on Menzies inspiration.