"Missed Connections" Opening December 13th, 6-9pm, 2019!
Co-curated by Megan Gonzalez & Jeremy Perez
On View December 13th - December 26th, 2019
Flatland Gallery: 1709 Westheimer Rd Houston, Texas 77098
Artists: Megan Gonzalez, Jeremy Perez, Gabriel Montoya, Kumquat, Alex Beraza
When my partner and I met, I had them all over my Instagram, my curated experience, one day someone sent me money randomly because they felt our relationship which they had witnessed online gave them hope that they too might find love. After that, I became hyper-aware of my virtual existence and for a while felt a strange responsibility to uphold a certain image for them. This show is about stories like this about what it means to feel affection, intimacy, love or lust today.
Please join us on December 13th at 6pm to experience "Missed Connections" a collaborative group show featuring new photography work by Megan Gonzalez, video projections, an interactive installation, and a live webcam performance during the opening reception. This exhibition is co-curated by Megan Gonzalez & Jeremy Perez featuring new works by Megan Gonzalez, Gabriel Montoya, Kumquat, and Alex Beraza.
Thank you to Flatland Gallery, Rebecca Friday, our mentors, our family, our lovers, and our friends.
-Megan Gonzalez and Jeremy Perez
Megan Gonzalez @venusinfurrr: M is an interdisciplinary artist focused on ideas involving the body, agency, and social constructs. Her projects represent her conflicts and concerns with the predatory culture on the internet.
Gabriel Montoya: A video artist and photographer whose work involved exploring repressed memories to reconcile them.
Kumquat @hole_toad: The character Kumquat explores the themes of the mundane life of the 21st century, by creating kooky performances and art installations that give an insight into the Kumquat universe! Transforming conventional public spaces, creating elaborate costumes, and implementing a parody of theatrical techniques.
Alex Beraza and Elijah Jimenez is a duo comprised of a writer (whose work is concerned with the realities of desire, romantic longing, and desperation) and the artistic equivalent of a guy who hangs drywall.