M.K. Guth: I Want To Hold Your Hand & John Baldessari: Prints
Also- Stitch by Stitch continues through Feb. 1st
January 9 - February 1, 2003
Opening Reception Thursday January 9, 6 - 9 pm
Having recently completed the prestigious M.F.A. program at New York University, Portland artist M.K. Guth presents her latest digital video works and photographs. I Want to Hold Your Hand is a 3.5 minute multi-frame video which revolves around the possible identity of a superhero. Throughout the video several purse snatchings occur, but never in the same exact way. Sometimes our hero intervenes, other times not, and still other times mythical characters such as Santa Claus assist the hero. Issues of identity, preparation and coincidence are presented. In Weekend Getaway the characters of Batman and Batgirl try to meet on a beach, but are unable to accomplish their goal as they are separated by the digital boxes they each occupy. This video works as a meditation on separation and loneliness in a technological age.