Artist VLM presents an artist talk and behind-the-scenes look at her surreal life as a working woman who labors as a professional Graphic Recorder by day and crafts experimental video art by night. VLM will discuss her career as 'Business Witch' and share recent video work, studio insights, and the metaphysical philosophies that inform her art practice. VLM will also discuss how she turns her professional, corporate skill of “mind map scribing,” inwards, to render the contours of her own subconscious.
About Virginia Lee Montgomery
Virginia Lee Montgomery (b. Houston, TX, USA) is an artist working between Texas and New York, primarily in video, performance, sound, and sculpture. She received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and her MFA from Yale University in Sculpture in 2016. VLM deploys an idiosyncratic visual vocabulary of repeating gestures like drilling, dousing, or reaching and recursive symbols like circles, holes and spheres as she interrogates the complex relationship between physical and psychic structures. VLM also works as a professional mind-map scribe, a Graphic Facilitator. Recent exhibitions include: "SKY LOOP," Lawndale Art Center, TX (2020), "SCREENS SERIES: VLM," New Museum, NY (2019), “HONEY MOON,” Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, NY (2019); “PONY COCOON,” False Flag, NY (2019); “The Socrates Annual,” Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2018); “CRASH TEST: The Molecular Turn,” La Panacée-MoCo, Montpellier, France (2018); “An unbound knot in the wind,” CCS Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, NY (2018); “Material Deviance,” SculptureCenter, NY (2017); and “The Particle Accelerator Memorial Project,” Physics Department, Yale University, CT (2015). www.virginialeemontgomery.com #virginialeemontgomery @skinnyaliens
Image courtesy Virginia Lee Montgomery.