MK Guth
Instructions for Drinking with a Friend

Interactive installation
January 4 - January 27, 2018

First Thursday Reception: January 4, 6 - 8 pm

MK Guth’s Instructions for Drinking with a Friend, is a public interactive performance which invites visitors to drink whiskey with a friend inside the gallery. Guth’s art practice is positioned around the rituals and sites of social interaction. Her recent project expertly creates an environment that allows for the possibility of real engagement between two people, complete with the consideration of lowered inhibitions, gently plied with spirits. Every object in the installation was made by the artist and includes a table, two stools, two hand-blown glasses, a custom engraved bottle of whiskey, and a book that states the rules of the performative interactions. Still life ink drawings related to the installation will also be on view.

Guth invites critique throughout her practice, and encourages viewers to question the nature of the artwork itself including elements of the performance, objects in the exhibition, or context of the gallery space.

Instructions for Drinking with a Friend will take place three times daily beginning January 5th. The daily time slots are as follows: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Interested parties may sign up for a time slot by contacting Ellen Dean at ellen@elizabethleach.com or 503.224.0521. Please see time slot availability below.
Participants will be sent instructions for the performance in advance.

Current Avalibility:

Friday, Jan 5:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan 6:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan 9:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan 10:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, Jan 11:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Friday, Jan 12:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan 13:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan 16:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan 17:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, Jan 18:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Friday, Jan 19:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan 20:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan 23:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan 24:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, Jan 25:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Friday, Jan 26:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan 27:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Instructions for Drinking with a Friend
Instructions for Drinking with a Friend
Instruction book, custom distilled whiskey, hand blown and etched bottle tw
2016
14 x 8.5 x 5 inches

 
Shadow Yellow
ink on paper
2016
17.5 x 14.5 inches

 
Shadow Blue
ink on paper
2016
17.5 x 14.5 inches

 
Shadow Green
ink on paper
2016
17.5 x 14.5 inches

 
Brandy and Whiskey
ink on paper
2016
10 x 13 inches

 
Brandy and Whiskey
ink on paper
2016
10 x 13 inches

 
Instructions for Engaging with Clouds
photographic print
2017
26.5 x 22.25 inches