Sondra Perry: A Party With No Agenda

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PERFORMANCE in conjunction with the exhibition "SHEILA PEPE invites SONDRA PERRY - Put me down Gently...."

Sondra Perry: A Party With No Agenda
Gallery, 7 pm (30 min)

In episode 17, Season 27 of The Simpsons, after Mr. Burns’s continued refusal to acknowledge the hard work and affection of Smithers, his right-hand man, Homer throws a party inviting the gay men of Springfield in hopes of finding Smithers a boyfriend. A banner welcoming the guests reads ‘A Party With No Agenda.’ In this directly indirect wink and a nudge of a performance, Perry and the audience will work through how ideology, didacticism, and abstraction are visualized through bodies and popular culture.


Sondra Perry (born 1986 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey) is an interdisciplinary artist whose works in video, installation, computer-based media, and performance explores black stuff and the digital abstraction of subjecthood. In 2015, the artist's work appeared in the fourth iteration of Greater New York at MoMA/PS1. Other exhibitions include Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2015) and Brooklyn Museum (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum in Harlem (2016); and the 2016 Core Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-bow, and the Experimental Television Center. Perry holds an MFA from Columbia University, New York City’s 12th largest employer and the number one cause of gentrification in the neighborhood of Harlem, New York; a BFA from Alfred University; and is currently based in Houston, Texas as part of the Core artist-in-residence program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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