The 12th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies presents six American female artists exploring the many complexities of the feminine persona. Each work selected explores a different combination of negotiations that take place when coming into a “women’s body and mind”. Like teenage girls whispering quietly at a slumber party, questions of motherhood, sexuality, appearance, trauma, lineage, and camaraderie are sincerely exchanged with the hopes of find solace within one another.
Grace Mitchell is a filmmaker/video artist residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. FATE PARTS is a diaristic video that explores storytelling through various means of communication.
Annie Murphy (b.1993) makes multimedia sculptures and videos that engage and blur the lines between a range of objects--found, created and recreated. She graduated in May 2015 from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in General Fine Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.
Isabelle Frances McGuire is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in video, sculpture, and performance. Inspired by the role of the female in media meant to incite fear, she plays with horror, sexuality and the abject.
LULLABY is an exploration of the female identity in media and the narratives that surround it both on and offline. It uses the format of high heel crush pornography to reenact a mother-child relationship.
The photograph is damaged after the emulsion slowly congealed in an envelope for 50 years. One of the figures is my father, who is dead and the other is my aunt, who is a person entirely changed from who she was in 1962. Time is collapsed, as past versions of these people that I've loved and known are propelled into the future by retelling.
Meredith Sellers is an artist, educator, and writer currently working in Philadelphia.
B. Baltimore, 1988
BFA Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2010
MFA Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Paige Adair is an Atlanta artist working in time-based media, sculpture, and painting. Her practice explores narrative structures and spatial relations, combing a study of fairy tales, fantasy, cultural ephemera, and magical realism. She seeks to subvert paradigms in existing narratives by twisting their symbols and fragments into new media works.
She received her interdisciplinary MFA at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in Painting from Georgia State University. By day she arranges an array of architectural media as the Visual Materials Archivist for The Portman Archives.