BAR Editorial joins in conversation with Janet Loren Hill and Rory Fitzgerald Bledsoe in SPACE ONE TWO ONE on the occasion of Hill's installation "Lurking Behind My Teeth."
Film production: John Syzonenko
Editorial: Jameson Johnson
With: Janet Loren Hill and Rory Fitzgerald Bledsoe
Music By: wowflower
Lurking Behind My Teeth, was a site-responsive exhibition comprised of Janet Loren Hill’s newest maximalist mixed media works, curated by Rory Fitzgerald Bledsoe, at Space One Two One (SOTO). The show functioned as a disorienting investigation into the familiar/unfamiliar, blurring the line between home and gallery. Janet Loren Hill is a multi-disciplinary artist who examines her fluid identity in the context of the conventional marital identity - she subverts traditional gender roles and conceptions of domesticity through portraiture, installation, sculpture and video. Hill has exhibited at numerous galleries nationally and has attended Vermont Studio Center twice on artist grants. She was recently highlighted in New American Paintings.
SOTO is a domestic gallery project directed by Rory Fitzgerald Bledsoe. SOTO focuses on collaborating with underrepresented contemporary artists, and promoting experimental concepts and aesthetics, by providing a platform that is not beholden to the traditional gallery structure. SOTO also provides solo shows to underrepresented artists, elevating their work via deeper examination and immersive exploration. Fitzgerald Bledsoe is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on themes of intimacy, queer/femme identity, digital labor and surveillance in the post-smartphone age, primarily utilizing mediums of installation, text, performance and curation (where she blurs the line between artist/curator). Her work has shown at galleries nationally.
(Intros courtesy of Rory Fitzgerald Bledsoe)