2018 | Kate Gilmore: In Your Way

EXHIBITION: October 16 – December 22, 2018

ABOUT | Kate Gilmore: In Your Way features ten works—nine performance-based videos and one live performance/sculptural installation—by this New York-based artist known for synthesizing multiple artistic mediums including performance, video, sculpture, and painting. In her videos, Gilmore critiques and also inserts herself into male dominated movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, exploring feminist themes and modern and contemporary art tropes, all the while exhibiting relentless determination. The spilling and splattering from her work are an ode to Abstract Expressionism or 1950s stripe paintings. Her works are mischievous and political, as well as humorous and critical of the heroic language and absence of women in these artistic movements. The physical situations and actions Gilmore creates for herself and her performers are metaphors for challenges women face culturally and socially.

According to exhibition catalogue contributor Amy Smith-Stewart, “The videos, performances, and sculptures of Kate Gilmore forge relational encounters that rearrange our thinking about structures of power. Gilmore’s protagonists which are exclusively female within the videos and are almost always herself, attack the ways in which we perceive gendered notions of strength, authority and control in our social arena.”

Kate Gilmore was born in Washington, DC in 1975 and currently lives and works in New York City. Gilmore is trained as a sculptor, but began working in performance when she observed that studio visitors were interested in her process and materials as much as the work. She has had solo exhibitions at numerous institutions including Bryant Park/Public Art Fund, New York, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Parasol Unit, London, and Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Boston. Gilmore has participated in many acclaimed exhibitions including the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Who’s Afraid of Performance Art?, Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Hothouse Video: Harder, Glorious, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C, and the 2011 Moscow Biennial, Moscow. Her numerous awards include the Rome Prize (2007), Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2009), Rauschenberg Residency Award (2013) and Art Prize (2015).

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The hours of our six galleries are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

SPECIAL EVENT | Kate Gilmore Gallery Talk and Performance – Audience Participation
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Bruce/Floyd & Borth Galleries | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a gallery talk and performance with artist Kate Gilmore. Join us Thursday, October 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Bruce/Floyd and Borth Galleries’ exhibition Kate Gilmore: In Your Way.  Everyone is welcome! Audience participation is encouraged and ear/eye protection is provided. Reception with light refreshments to follow.