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Artist Talk: Virginia L. Montgomery

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6 p.m., Dryden Theatre

Join award-winning experimental filmmaker and multi-media artist Virginia L. Montgomery (VLM) for an artist talk spanning the art of raising luna moths to the behind-the-scenes of crafting her unique lens-based art practice. VLM's art intertwines elements from mysticism, science, and her own neurodivergent dreamworld. Her films are characterized by material experimentation, somatic sensitivity, and her unusual studio practice of hand-raising the moths and butterflies appearing in her films. Sensorial, symbolic, playful, and uncanny, VLM's diverse artistic movements interrogate themes of destruction, rebirth, and metamorphosis with an ecofeminist and surrealist sensibility.

Artist Bio: Virginia L. Montgomery (VLM) is a multimedia artist working across video, performance, sound design, and sculpture. VLM’s diverse artistic movements interrogate the complex relationship between physical and psychic structures via narratives of destruction, metamorphosis, and rebirth. VLM has had solo presentations with New Museum (NY), Times Square Arts (NY), The Tate Modern (UK), Museum Folkwang (Germany), Wright Lab at Yale University (CT), The Lawndale Art Center (TX), Women & Their Work (TX), False Flag (NY), and Hesse Flatow (NY). She has also exhibited in group exhibitions at institutions including SculptureCenter (NY), La Panacée-MoCo (France), The Hessel Museum at Bard College (NY), The Banff Centre (Canada), The Blanton (TX), Cantor Arts Center (CA) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Denmark), among others.

Website: www.helloVLM.com
Instagram: @skinnyaliens