Saturday, December 5 // 8:30 pm
$15 general admission

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The fifth installment in an ongoing series, featuring a diverse array of new and in-development twists on the “solo performance.”

Solo Dolo 5, which focuses on installation-based performance, features new works from Mariel Carranza, Chelsea Coon, Patrick Kennelly, Paul Pescador, Matt Savitsky (with Angela Jennings) and Paul Waddell.

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Maria Carranza – Born in Peru, Mariel Carranza has lived and worked in Los Angeles since she received her MFA in sculpture in 1989 from UCLA. She has since become an influential artist and collaborator in the local performance community, and has exhibited her work at Wedge Gallery- Woodbury University. Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, L.A.C.E. (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), The Hammer Museum, and Track 16 Gallery. Carranza has also performed internationally, including Meinblau, Berlin, Germany (2015), KUNSTHAUS RHENANIA, Cologne, Germany (2015), L7 Studio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2014), the Belfast International Performance Art Festival, Northern Ireland (2013), The Festival Hall, London (2012), The Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2011), and Crossing Zones = Language = Land, Stanglinec, Croatia (2011).

Chelsea Coon a performance artist based in Boston, USA. Her practice explores the parallels between the cosmic body and the human body and asks questions about beginnings and endings, life and death, internal and external spaces, and the imminence of existence. She has performed at the SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival (Rosslyn, VA), Tempting Failure (Bristol, UK), PALS: Performance Art Links (Stockholm, Sweden), Teresaki Gallery (Kofu City Yamanashi­shi Japan), Mobius (Cambridge, MA), and the Pozen Center (Boston, MA) among others. She has curated and exhibited work at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Space 1026 in Philadelphia and is the recipient of the Yousuf Karsh Prize, Macomber Scholarship, Montague Travel Grant, Eugene C. Ward Memorial Scholarship and the Rose Hill Performance Art Award.

Patrick Kennelly is a cross-disciplinary practitioner who works in film/video, theater, performance and the visual arts. Kennelly’s diverse practice across these disciplines involves writing, producing, directing, designing, editing, performing and curating. In his highly stylized and darkly surreal genre-infused works, Kennelly explores issues of social, cultural and personal identity and subjectivity. Kennelly, a recipient of the Princess Grace award, received his BFA from CalArts and his MFA from UCLA. He is currently Highways’ Co-Artistic Director.

Paul Pescador received his MFA from the University of California at Irvine in 2012, and his BFA from USC. Recent solo exhibitions, projects, and screenings include: Park View, Los Angeles, CA (2014); Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA (2013); the Vista Theater, Los Angeles (2012); and Human Resources, Los Angeles (2011). Recent performances include: Performa 2015; Colony, New York (2015); metro pcs (2015); UC Berkeley: Durham Studio Theater (2015); PAM, Los Angeles (2015); Sweety’s, Boston (2014); Hammer Museum, with KCHUNG TV, Los Angeles (2014); REDCAT, Los Angeles (2014); Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Los Angeles (2012); and ForYourArt, Los Angeles (2012).

Matt Savitsky aka Minty (b. 1982) is a multidisciplinary performance artist who lives and works Los Angeles. He received his MFA from UC San Diego in 2015 and his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2014), MMXV, Tijuana (2015), Foxy Production, New York (2013), American University Museum, Washington DC (2015), Three Days Awake, Los Angeles (2015), Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia (2014), The San Diego Museum of Art (2013) and Good Children Gallery, New Orleans (2014). His video works have been included in various screening programs, including Migrating Forms Film Festival (NY) and have been shown internationally in the Galeria Alternativa Once in Monterrey, Mexico and the Universidad del Pais Vasco Bilbao, Spain (2014). In 2015 he was a selected participant in performance workshops hosted by Kembra Pfahler (Performance Art 101, UC San Diego, CA) and La Pocha Nostra (UABC, Tijuana, MX). Upcoming works will be included in exhibitions at Highways (LA) and the Torrance Museum of Art. Savitsky is currently a lecturer at the University of San Diego, CA.

Angela Jennings is an interdisciplinary artist who investigates hierarchical systems of circumstance, often employing strategies of subversion through satire. Jennings received her BS in Art Education from South Dakota State University along with a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art from Brandeis University. Jennings has attended La Pocha Nostra Summer School, The Abramovic Method Workshop, and is a former student of Performance Art 101 with Kembra Pfahler. Recent exhibitions include: The Mingei International Museum, SD (2015), Perform Chinatown, LA (2015), SPF15, SD (2015) New Media Caucus/CAA Conference, NY (2015) Commonwealth & Council, LA (2014) Auto Body, FL (2014) Jennings is currently an MFA Candidate at UC San Diego.

Paul Waddell (b. 1983) lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated in 2005 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Waddell has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. His most recent exhibitions include Ponding Purple Grass, Night Gallery, LA (2012);Move In Again, Honor Fraser, LA (2013) Moving In, Honor Fraser, LA (2012), Grand Re-opening, Human Resources, LA (2011); I like Massachusetts…, MEME Gallery, Cambridge (2010), The life of a house cat, Waterloo Centre for the Arts, Waterloo, IA (2010). Waddell was recently named a fellow of the lighthouse works 2015 fellowship. Waddell’s work has been written about in the LA Weekly, Artslant, Notes on Looking, A Righteous Transfer!, Time Out Boston.

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Matt Savitsky (aka Minty) is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alum. For more about his work, please visit:
http://mattsavitsky.com

For more about Angie Jennings, please visit:
http://angelajennings.tumblr.com/

Image is courtesy of Artist Matt Savitsky (aka Minty).

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