MONUMENTAL

Cassils

Sep 16 – Dec 02, 2017

Cassils

Alchemic No. 1, 2017

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Cassils is a Canadian artist living in LA, who is listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists changing the landscape of contemporary art.” Monumental is Cassils’ second solo show at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and a new project of Creative Capital. The exhibition includes monuments made from precious metals and bodily waste, visceral sound and video installations, photographs and live performance. The centerpiece is PISSED, a minimalist structure containing 200 gallons of urine: a collection of all the liquid the artist has passed since the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era executive order allowing transgender students to use the bathroom matching their chosen gender identities. The sculpture is contextualized by audio recordings from the Virginia school board and the Fourth Court of Appeals articulating the ignorance and biases that run through every level of judicial proceedings. Alchemized, a series of torqued metallic abstractions, gilds and exalts self-determined trans embodiment. Fountain, a live performance in which Cassils is cathetered and linked to the minimalist structure via medical tubing, links the beauty of the glowing liquid back to the medicalized trans body.

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Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 1 (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Casting Hall), 2016

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Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 1 (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Casting Hall), 2016

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Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 3 (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Casting Hall), 2016

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Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 6 (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Casting Hall), 2016

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Resilience of the 20%, 2016

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PISSED, 2017

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Alchemic No. 1, 2017

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Alchemic No. 4, 2017

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