"Life Machine" : Angelbert Metoyer

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Co-Lab Projects says
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3rd, 7-11PM
Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-6PM

Pop-Up @ Canopy
916 Springdale, Building 2, Gallery 103, Austin, TX 78702

Artist Statement:
"The body as teleportation
Memories and moments operating within the scales of time,
This installation includes video from ongoing gathered footage, along with mirrors that of been edged with the human body,
And remains/remainders of personality and spirit, in clothing and personal objects."

The nomadic New Orleans-born artist Angelbert Metoyer is one of the most imaginative creatives working today. A 13th generation descendant of a Creole family whose matriarch, the freed slave Marie Thérèse Coincoin, went on to become a plantation owner in Louisiana; Metoyer is interested in what he refers to as the “hidden language of religion”. Across all of the mediums he works in – painting, sculpture, performance, video art and sound art – his explorations act as a powerful conduit to ancestral memory and what the radical psychoanalyst Carl C Jung would describe as the essential a priori archetypes that define what it means to be human. Metoyer studied at the Atlanta College of Art and Design and has been exhibited in dual exhibitions at Project Row Houses (Houston), the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Barbara Davis Gallery (Houston), New Gallery/Thom Andriola (Houston) and Gerald Peters Gallery (Dallas), Miami Art Basel (2009) and The Dactyl Foundation (2008), and he remains involved in various ongoing collaborations with the illustrious likes of the post-punk poet Saul Williams and the hip-hop performer Mike Ladd. Metoyer is prominently featured in The Contemporary Austin's exhibition "Strange Pilgrims" curated by Heather Pesanti.

This exhibition was developed as a community partnership with The Contemporary Austin's exhibition "Strange Pilgrims", on view from September 27, 2015, through January 24, 2016.
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