January 18 - February 15, 2020
“Processed explores the complications of occupying a female “body” in the prison system with a focus on the visceral, often dehumanizing ramifications. As an incarcerated woman, I became an object – a collection of meat, fleshy folds and hiding holes – routinely checked and inspected. The works in this show embody this experience; bloated, swollen sacks and misshapen lumps evoke anatomy turned inside out. The orifice is site of trauma, but also functions as a point of transformation.
Courtney Cone (b. 1980) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores trauma, horror and disgust through dark or irreverent humor. Selected recent exhibitions include Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Gallery A402: CalArts (solo), CA; Panel LA, CA; and LTD Los Angeles (Hollywood Hills House), CA. In 2019, she received a Right of Return USA Fellowship and funding for her performance series, Ain’t No Orange in Texas: The Variety Show. Cone received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (2017), and her BFA in Painting from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX (2015). She resides in Austin, TX, where she works as an artist and faculty at Texas State University and Austin Community College.”
Opening: January 18, 2020 | 6–8 pm
3508 Lake Street
Houston, 77098 TX