Julie Henson, Her Youthful Appearance Victoria Osteen, 2017

Julie Henson

in her studio

Saturday, July 7, 2018
3:00 pm

ECHO/LOCATE gathers small groups of careful observers to explore what lies beneath the surface of an artist’s practice. Hoping to generate a refreshing, hospitable experiment in critical perception, invited participants will work to locate both themselves and the artist in an ongoing historic, philosophical, spiritual, and art-historical discourse. Listening collectively for the echo of the artist’s position among these enduring features of human experience ought to provoke, expand and enrich the perspectives of all. In locating the artist, we also locate ourselves. These experiments occur semi-regularly at the site of an artist’s actual work, and we are inviting you as a ‘careful observer’ who can explore, collaborate and join us.

This event’s featured artist is Julie Henson and the conversation will be led by Linnéa Spransy and Christian Gonzalez Ho. In her studio practice, Julie explores gender, power, and performance through American icons. Often focusing on female athletes, politicians, televangelists, and music performers, Henson explores how women, and their bodies, are portrayed in the media, bridging the gap between public image and an individual–her myth and her reality.