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  • SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART 1010 Broad Street San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401 United States (map)

Join us at the beautiful San Luis Obispo Museum of Art for a night of three performances by Lilly McElroy, Rosary Solimanto, and Emerson Sigman.

About the artists: Emerson Sigman is from Chicago, IL. A 2014 graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Arts and Sciences, Sigman's practice integrates performance, its documentation, moving and still images, and language. He has been featured in The Stereo Studio, Forget Good, and Columbia College's Imprint publication. Sigman is also the recipient of a mentorship project through Homeroom's Emerging/Established Artists Exchange, a participant in Industry of the Ordinary’s Summer School, and a student in Lucky Pierre’s Free University. His piece for INVERSE SLO is a happening dealing with violence and trauma. 

Lilly McElroy grew up in southern Arizona amongst cowboys riding bulls, coyotes howling on moonlit nights, beautiful sunsets, and vicious brawls. McElroy's artistic practice revolves around translating those experiences and clichés into epic photographs and playfully antagonistic videos. The projects McElroy pursues are a reflection of her complex relationship with the American landscape and explore what it means to be an American in a time of diminished expectations. For INVERSE SLO, Lilly McElroy asked her mother to photograph the reasons that she loves her using a Kodak Fun Saver.

Rosary Solimanto is best known for her interdisciplinary activist based artwork which explores the objectification and stigmatization she faces with multiple sclerosis. She encourages discourse on disABILITY identity to unfold to empower the disABLEd. Solimanto is an emerging artist who has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Minnesota, Toronto, London and Spain. She has performed in the O + Festival in Kingston, NY, The International Human Rights Art Festival In New York City, the Itinerant Festival at the Bronx Museum, Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto and exhibited and/or performed at nine international museums. Awards include Parnassus Award in Fine Arts at Adirondack, New York; Kulakoff Award at Albany, New York; Art Garden Community Supported Art Award at Arts Unbound, City of Orange, New Jersey and the Sojourner Truth Fellowship at New Paltz, New York. Born in New York, Solimanto has received her BA in English Literature and Fine Arts, from SUNY Albany in 2013, and received her MFA in 2015 from SUNY New Paltz. She currently lives and works in Jersey City area. For INVERSE SLO, Rosary performace "Alive..." Historically the social injustice of disability identity was constructed from eugenics programs and institutionalized biomedical infrastructure. Art on this subject is overdue to empower through a visual language and social platform to prejudicial misconceptions in effort to advocate disability pride and awareness. Objectification and perfectibility of the human body will continue to prevail, until art explores the oppressive stigmatizations associated with disability identity. Solimanto sources her material from exposing the conflicts she faces with multiple sclerosis. Solimanto's art transforms space allowing the audience to become voyeurs entering her private medical world to expose the heightened oppressive realities and truths.

Earlier Event: September 29
Meet the Artists mixer!
Later Event: September 30
Industry of the Ordinary