Alone Together documents Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger performing Seed Drawings and Sewn Together on the Illinois State University campus, January 18 and 19, 2011. Their performances were held in conjunction with an exhibition of the artists' recent works at I.S.U.'s University Galleries: "Miller & Shellabarger: Alone Together" (January 11-February 13, 2011). Seed Drawings involves the performative act of using bird seed to outline the perimeters of each artist's body to create overlapping illustrations of human presence / absence. Sewn Together details the artists stitching themselves together from shirt collar to trouser hem, then cutting the seams apart, evoking both cooperative harmony and separational discord.
This project has been supported by MECCPAC, a Dean of Students Office Diversity Initiative and Theatre of Ted at Illinois State University.
The artists are represented jointly and individually by Western Exhibitions in Chicago.
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