Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 7-11pm
Plexus Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Dakota Gearhart in our Vitrine screening series. Her Possibilities Of Feeling videos examine how the environment is perceived through technology and mythology.
Dakota Gearhart is an artist and educator based between Queens, NY and Tampa, Florida. Her work spans performance, video, sound, text, sculpture, collage, and room-sized multimedia installations. She uses found materials she collects at places like microbiology labs, spam folders, and industrial dumps. Reorganized according to science-fiction and anti-commercial aesthetics, these materials function to depict what a multi-species and non-binary world view might look like. With this intention, she bundles together her interests in perception, biology, queerness, the role of technology and intimacy, humor, and the importance of world-building to articulate more creative and less oppressive futures.
Her work has been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, OR; Equity Gallery, NY; On The Ground Floor, CA; Henry Art Gallery, WA; Vulpes Vulpes, London; Griessmuehle, Berlin; Lab’Attoir, Thessaloniki, Greece; and Taiyuan Normal University, China. She has been awarded the Puffin Foundation Grant, Artist Trust GAP Grant, Washington State 4Culture Project Grant, and the NEA Fellowship through a partnership with Residency Unlimited. Residencies completed include the Queens Museum Studio Program, NY; NARS Foundation, NY; Studios at MASS MoCa, MA; Elsewhere, NC; Wassiac Project, NY; Recology, WA; Residency Unlimited, NY; and The Bronx Museum AIM Program, NY. Currently, she is a Digital Media Fellow with BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn.