Femina Potens and Fresh Meat Productions proudly presents “Changing Landscapes: Work by Jackadandy and Maxx Sizeler”
Jackadandy will exhibit portions of two bodies of work: Love Full of Life, a small-scale pastel on paper series, and The Plan, Japanese ink on kozo-shi paper. On display by Maxx Sizeler will be video and installation.
Jackadandy, aka Chris Carraher, came out of the working-class suburbs of east Los Angeles and spent the 1980s in the activist and performance communities of San Francisco. Since 1992, Jack/Chris has lived in the rural California desert, organizing on environmental and community issues while working with color, line, and texture in an old homesteading cabin and resisting the compulsion to seek a unifying theory. For more information, visit www.jackadandy.net
Maxx Sizeler is a mixed media artist focusing on installation work. Before Katrina and the Federal Flood, Maxx’s work centered on issues of living between the binaries of pink-girl and blue-boy. Maxx’s present work (Picking Up The Pieces, 2007) has been shaped by the experience of Katrina and how it has changed his life and New Orleans’ unique architectural landscape. Maxx’s solo projects include, Picking Up The Pieces, (Barristers Gallery New Orleans) The Morphing Mobility of Two and Fro, (Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans/ Leslie-Lohman Foundation, New York); Working Drawings For Gender, (Delgado University, New Orleans); and Questioning the Pink/blueprint of Gender, (University Of New Orleans). Maxx lives and works in New Orleans. Visit www.maxxsizeler.com for a preview of Maxx’s work.
The first of their kind, Fresh Meat's programs seek to empower transgender artists and audiences, expand the repertoire of original work authentically exploring transgender experiences, bring visibility to trans communities, connect transgender artists with diverse audiences, promote the artistic development of emerging and established transgender artists, create new dialogue and build community. Fresh Meat was founded in 2001, is led by Artistic Director Sean Dorsey and is based in San Francisco. This year 18,000 people will attend Fresh Meat's events.