January 10th - 24th, 2019
BEING: PRESENT is the first half of the series where Mary Grace Bernard will be transforming Gallery 023 into a living room for the duration of the exhibition. Visitors are invited to relax and get their self-care on during open hours, and come back to experience the space activated through performance.
Mary Grace Bernard received her Master of French Studies from New York University in 2016 and is currently pursuing her second Master of Art History at the University of Denver. She is an artist and scholar living with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that informs her daily art and writing practice. In an effort to combine art theory and art practice, Mary Grace analyzes contemporary performance artists through performances of her own. In an attempt to break down binaries, she makes the invisibility of chronic illness visible and advocates the importance of bringing the (dis)abled community to the forefront of art historical and theoretical conversations.