Jodie Lyn Kee Chow: Gypsies' Picnic

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Jodie Lyn Kee Chow: Gypsies' Picnic says
In “Gypsies’ Picnic: The Feast of those gone by”, (2015) the artist, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow performs little rituals in a gown she created out of kitsch Gingham tablecloths typically found in local bargain stores. In this piece she reflects on colonial pastimes, tourism, and leisure activities all based around the concept of spring /summer gatherings.

Free & Open to the Public

This special New Orleans performance of "Gypsies' Picnic" will take place in several historic locations in the center of the city. Follow @svamfafinearts and #gypsiespicnic for locations and updates:
1:00pm: Performance begins at the "Spring" sculpture at Jackson Square
2:00pm: Performance in the grass near Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park
3:00pm: Final act of performance begins at Cemetery Nº 1

About the artist:
Born 1975 in Manchester, Jamaica, SVA MFA Fine Arts faculty member Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA from New World School of the Arts, University of Florida, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in group exhibitions and she frequently participates in performance art festivals held in the US and Asia. She makes performance and installation art which draws from the nostalgia of her homeland, the commodified imagery of Caribbean primitivism, folklore, fantasy, consumerism, spirituality and nature’s ephemerality. Jodie Lyn-kee-chow is based in Queens, NY.

About SVA MFA Fine Arts visiting New Orleans:
MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts is a graduate program based in the heart of NYC. We pride ourselves on embracing a wide range of art-making practices. We call our approach “un-disciplinary” because we’ve tossed out musty old-school doctrines in favor of an unconventional approach: We champion the unique visions of emerging artists by offering a custom-fit curriculum, and foster a community that is constantly exploring new ideas. Program Chair Mark Tribe, world class professors like Kameelah Rasheed, Kalup Linzy and Fred Wilson, and over 50 visiting artists each year prepare students for a professional artists‘ life, in and out of the studio.

From June 29-July 5, 2016, we will be in New Orleans. We’ll host a mixer and a performance, all free and open to the public.

Mixer info:
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By: SVA MFA Fine Arts

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