Monday, July 8, 2013; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine
Contact: Nancy Walker; 207-775-3052
Kate Gilmore’s performance videos feature often feature herself as a female protagonist struggling to overcome a self-imposed obstacle. Her live “Through the Claw” performance piece at The Pace Gallery in New York in 2011 featured five women in yellow flower print dresses tasked with dismantling a giant cube of clay. Her themes of displacement, female identity, and the body’s relationship to systems of power are reflected in her artful and occasionally absurd critiques of sex and gender.