Saya Woolfalk at the Institute of Empathy

Saya Woolfalk
Institute of Empathy
October 21, 2010 - march 20, 2011

Drawing material from various realms of the visual—pop-culture, ritual, street-spectacle—I use art as a laboratory to catalogue and critique our socio-visual landscape. Combining performance, sculpture, painting, and video, my installations investigate and playfully re-imagine the representational systems that hierarchically shape our lives. My art is an experimental ground where I create alternative bodies, environments, and consciousnesses.
A black, white, and Japanese woman, my work is inspired by ethnographic, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory. I spent two years going back and forth between Brazil and the United States and traveled to Japan in the fall of 2008. All three countries have had an enormous influence on my practice.

Opening reception:
Saturday, October 23 | 6 - 8 pm | FREE

artist talk:
February 10, 2011 | 5 PM | free