Presented by Stride Gallery as part of Mountain Standard Time (M:ST) Performance Arts Festival
In 1999 Liss Platt created the personae 'Art Jock' as a way to fuse her two primary identities, as artist and athlete, into one practice. The works she produces as Art Jock are all traces of sporting activities and represent the gesture and physicality of the sports she plays. Whele the monker 'Art Jock' is ironic - juxtaposing two stereotypically opposite cultures and mocking the 'bad boys' of art - the work is a genuine attempt to transform sports into art and to carve out a space for the female-athlete-artist. For MST, Platt will present three aspects of this work, which will include an exhibition of puck paintings in the main space, an off-site performance where she will create a puck painting, and an experimental/laboratory space in the project room that will display a wide range of Art Jock artifacts.
Currently not available.
Liss Platt is a New York artist currently living and teaching in Hamilton, Ontario. She has exhibited her work in various galleries and festivals across the US and Canada including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Herland Film Festival, Calgary; The Knitting Factory, New York; and New Works Gallery, IL. Platt has received numerous grants and fellowships including a scholarship for a seven-week residency, The Sporting Life, at the Banff Centre for the Arts.