Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6-9pm | Katrina del Mar, Amanda Pollock, & Sarah Greenwood, an evening of Readings & Music: Saturday, June 15, 7-9:30 | Also, check out the latest Provincetown International Film Festival for tickets & screen times at AMP.
Girls Girls Girls | Photographs & Video/Film & Handmade Books
“I cast my girlfriends as gang girls, in leather and muscle cars. My armies of girls, in coordinated outfits, are ready to do battle for what they believe in: freedom, new turf, glitter, a good wave, a good ride, their girl gang, their favorite dog. I make films that are unselfconsciously queer, unapologetically feminist; riotous and robustly unkempt.”
AMP is very proud to bring Katrina del Mar to Provincetown with a significant part of an exhibition presented earlier this year at Participant Inc. in New York. Comprised of large-scale photographs, clusters of smaller prints, films, videos, and hand-made paperback books, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS brings together an alluring and potent body of work, “as transcendent as it is transgressive.” – Carlo McCormick, Photograph Magazine. The exhibition at AMP is in tandem with the Provincetown International Film Festival.
Katrina writes about the paperback books: ”The idea that the words come from pictures: in a word, ekphrasis; is not only the description of a work of art, it is the description of my moment as a writer. The photographs hint at a story. The films become overburdened with narrative. Long after my films are finished I am writing the novels they should have been based on. I write modern myth set in urban environments. I make the work backwards. The book cover first, pulp fiction paperback style. Some are full, some are incomplete, some have yet to be written.”
Katrina del Mar is a New York-based photographer and award winning film director. Her solo exhibition GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS was presented in January 2013 at Participant Inc. in New York. Her solo exhibition, Gangs of New York was presented in 2010 at Wrong Weather Gallery in Porto, Portugal. Invited to teach at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, she conducted the first ever Queer Trash Feminist Film Workshop, also in 2010. In 2012, she presented a series of films and photographs from the Golden Age of Performance Art (1988-2000 with Dona Ann McAdams, On the Edge of Society: Moments in Live Art, at Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work has shown at Deitch Projects, NY; Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC), Bordeaux, France; American Fine Arts Company, NY; Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Miami Light Project; P.S.122, NY; FabLab, Berlin; and the University of Cardiff, Wales.
Her first film, Gang Girls 2000, shot entirely on super 8mm film, received a four and a half star review in Film Threat magazine, among other glowing reviews, inviting comparisons to the legendary Kenneth Anger. The follow up, Surf Gang, about a gang of women surfers from Rockaway Beach, landed del Mar a fellowship in video from the New York Foundation for the Arts, “Best Experimental Film” from the Planet Out Short Movie Awards announced at the Sundance Film Festival 2006, and was screened at the Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC), Bordeaux, France.
Her latest film project, Hell on Wheels Gang Girls Forever, completes the Girl Gang Trilogy and was the recipient of the 2010 Accolade Award of Merit. Recent screenings include Girl Gang Trilogy, Nightingale Cinema, co-presented by Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2012; Super 8 Film Portraits, curated by Stephanie Gray, Millennium Film Workshop, NY, 2012; Surf Gang (excerpt), Sound & Light, and winner of Juried Competition, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2012; Girl Gang Trilogy, Fringe Film Festival, London, UK, 2012; and Girl Gang Trilogy, Bio Paradis, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2012. Website.
Louisville Portraits & Beyond
Sarah Lyon is a Louisville-based artist and fine art photographer. Her work incorporates color and black and white photography, book making, drawing, sculpture, and installation.
Sarah’s photographs feature environments that could quickly be seen and forgotten in their mundanity. While exploring the rougher edges of her hometown of Louisville, and during her cross country travels, she brings friends on adventures to where the roads end, shooting their portraits along the way. Conceived initially as a way to enrich relationships through experiencing unfamiliar places together, the resulting large format color prints bathe her subjects in natural light. While the images become documents of nowhere, they also speak of anywhere and everywhere. In her ongoing chronicle of a local family-run seafood chain, Sarah captures the enigmatic restaurant Moby Dick at night, displaying transparency prints in white wooden boxes that glow from within. Her recent Camera Collection are, in a sense, portraits of all the cameras that she owns and has used.
Sarah has exhibited in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces in Louisville, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Vienna, and Moscow. Her work is included in the collections of the Speed Art Museum, 21C Museum, City College of San Francisco, the Mazer Lesbian and Feminist Archive in West Hollywood, the Tradeswomen’s Archive at California State University, and the Photographic Archives of the Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville.
Sarah also plays bass and guitar in The Ritchie White Orchestra, a New York/Los Angeles/Louisville based queer punk band fronted by vintage collector and filmmaker Cesar Padilla. Website.
Peep Show, a video installation |+ 14inches gallery|
Peep Show was conceived around several homemade short films by Billy Hough. These films were made in a cardboard box in his parents laundry room at 5 AM in Alabama, on the day he was to catch a 7 AM flight back to NYC. They were conceived as a tribute to the "Bunnies" in David Lynch's Inland Empire, and used in Scream Along with Billy's Easter show, Twin Peeps, at Joe's Pub in April 2013. The setting was built for the gallery space. It was made of cardboard. And peeps.
Billy Hough spends half the year in Provincetown and the other half in New York City. He and Susan Goldberg are Scream Along with Billy at Enzo. He plays piano and sings at the Gifford House on the weekends, and performs with the Gold Dust Orphans. He is working on a memoir, but really, who's not? Website.
Film & Video screenings for the Provincetown International Film Festival
Diane Bonder made experimental film and videos, using Super 8 and 16mm. Her poetic semi-narrative and autobiographical films explore themes of identity, landscape, memory and loss.
She grew up in Northampton, MA and graduated with her BA from UMASS Amherst and studied photography at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. She received her MFA from Rutgers University in 1993. In 1996 Diane made Brooklyn, NY her home. She was an artist in residence at UCross (Wyoming) and Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY) and received grants from NYFA and NYSCA. She maintained a longstanding relationship with Millennium Film Workshop, where she taught herself the optical printing techniques, which became part of her signature visual style.
Diane's award winning films have been screened at the Whitney Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives, NY, SF Cinematheque, Mix NYC and at many international film festivals, universities and curated screenings.
Her work continues to be screened around the world. Retrospective screenings of her work have been held at MOMA, NY, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY and Millennium Film Workshop, NY. Website.