The time has finally come. Agnes’ exhibit opens at Project 4 Gallery next week:


Agnes Bolt: Dealing
Exhibition: October 22 - November 26, 2011 Opening Reception:  Saturday October 22, 6:00-8:30 pm
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor
Project 4 is proud to present “Dealing,” a solo exhibition featuring new  work by Agnes Bolt.  Bolt is an interdisciplinary artist who uses  photography, video, installation, and intervention in her art practice.    Bolt’s most recent project playfully investigates complex relationships,  as artist and art collector are contractually obliged to intervene in  each other’s lives for one week. A series of rules, exercises, and  communication systems dictated the physical and virtual interactions  between the two strangers with the intention of examining the  consequences of the artists’ undeniable presence in the collector’s  life. “Dealing,” features the works created for, during, and in response  to these experiences.   For the first interaction, Bolt imposed herself along with her temporary  plastic living structure in the home of art collector, Philippa Hughes,  becoming dependent on Hughes for nourishment, affection, and  intellectual discourse.  Performance became real life and real life  became performance as multifaceted interpersonal and power dynamics  played out. The artist became a witness, fetish object, captive,  intruder, spectacle, mirror, insider, outsider, friend, and yoga  instructor.  In the second interaction, Bolt constructed a series of virtual  exchanges between herself and art collector, Philip Barlow. This  experience borrows from online fantasy and constructed identities, while  considering the power plays and seduction of producing and consuming  art. One exercise connected the pair through a live audio feed, which  allowed artist and collector to hear each other’s heartbeats during the  course of an entire night, exploring distance, vulnerability, and  simultaneity.   Agnes Bolt was born in Poland and is currently living and working both  in Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.  Bolt is presently a MFA candidate  at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA.   Recently, Bolt’s work was  projected at the Internet Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale and shown at  Microscope Gallery in New York.  She is a recent recipient of the Heinz  Foundation Artist Grant, the AW Mellon Grant, and a Fine Foundation  Grant.
Website:           http://www.project4gallery.com/

The time has finally come. Agnes’ exhibit opens at Project 4 Gallery next week:

Agnes Bolt: Dealing

Exhibition: October 22 - November 26, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday October 22, 6:00-8:30 pm

1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor

Project 4 is proud to present “Dealing,” a solo exhibition featuring new work by Agnes Bolt. Bolt is an interdisciplinary artist who uses photography, video, installation, and intervention in her art practice.

Bolt’s most recent project playfully investigates complex relationships, as artist and art collector are contractually obliged to intervene in each other’s lives for one week. A series of rules, exercises, and communication systems dictated the physical and virtual interactions between the two strangers with the intention of examining the consequences of the artists’ undeniable presence in the collector’s life. “Dealing,” features the works created for, during, and in response to these experiences.

For the first interaction, Bolt imposed herself along with her temporary plastic living structure in the home of art collector, Philippa Hughes, becoming dependent on Hughes for nourishment, affection, and intellectual discourse. Performance became real life and real life became performance as multifaceted interpersonal and power dynamics played out. The artist became a witness, fetish object, captive, intruder, spectacle, mirror, insider, outsider, friend, and yoga instructor.

In the second interaction, Bolt constructed a series of virtual exchanges between herself and art collector, Philip Barlow. This experience borrows from online fantasy and constructed identities, while considering the power plays and seduction of producing and consuming art. One exercise connected the pair through a live audio feed, which allowed artist and collector to hear each other’s heartbeats during the course of an entire night, exploring distance, vulnerability, and simultaneity.

Agnes Bolt was born in Poland and is currently living and working both in Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. Bolt is presently a MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. Recently, Bolt’s work was projected at the Internet Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale and shown at Microscope Gallery in New York. She is a recent recipient of the Heinz Foundation Artist Grant, the AW Mellon Grant, and a Fine Foundation Grant.

Website: http://www.project4gallery.com/