Focus on artist Doug Ischar

January 21, 2015

A screening of four video works and a Q&A with artist Vanalyne Green

Doug Ischar, “Alone With You” (still), 2011, Collection of the artist

2:30pm, Friday
2pm, Sunday
ALAC Theatre

A screening of four video works by Chicago-based artist Doug Ischar with a Question & Answer session to follow between Ischar and artist Vanalyne Green.

Tristes Tarzan (2013) melds two Son of Tarzan movies – one from 1920, one from 1950 - into a five-part work based loosely on variations of form. Alone With You (2011) is built around two main characters, a hot, young pro- wrestler – the maker’s object of desire – and Robert Mapplethorpe, the artist/collector par excellence, who serves as both alter-ego and nemesis for Ischar himself. come lontano (2010) is a perverse historical romance in which two lives are inter-mixed, doused with sentiment, and – hopefully – redeemed. In brb (2007), the tableau constructed from a vehicle’s window, traveling just pre-dusk, serves as setting for an infatuated online conversation between the artist and an unnamed lover.



Ischar has exhibited at The Whitney Biennial 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Museo de Arte Moderna (São Paulo, Brazil), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg, Sweden).

Vanalyne Green works in video and film, though recent years have seen her experimenting with conceptual works that include sculptural objects. She is of that generation of American artists whose artistic careers developed contemporaneous to that of feminism in its sociological sense. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, as well as grants from Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome.

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