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Jono Vaughan: Dyeing to Draw Performance
Jono Vaughan: Dyeing to Draw Performance
WhenFriday, Dec. 1, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomJacob Lawrence Gallery
Event typesPerformances, Special Events…

Doors open at 7pm. Performance begins at 7:30pm.

Join us for a reception and performance of Jono Vaughan’s Dyeing to Draw, featuring stylist Keri Scherbring and Claire Cowie. In a performance that highlights the material transformations that we enact on bodies through dyes, Cowie will have her hair dyed purple + blue and cut in the gallery, where the dyed hair will create a drawing informed by Scherbring's movements as she completes the haircut.

Jono Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa. From 2009–2012 she worked as a Production Assistant at Graphicstudio where she helped create works for Alex Katz, Christian Marclay, Teresita Fernandéz, and many others. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including the recent exhibitions MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas Present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, and We the People at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. She is the Betty Bowen Award recipient for 2017 and will be exhibiting new works from her Project 42 series at the Seattle Art Museum in 2018. Vaughan has been investigating the relationship between hair and gender identity since 2009 through drawings, paintings, prints, installations, and performances.

Keri Scherbring is the owner of Taffy, a full service salon specializing in fashion colors + unicorn hair.

Claire Cowie is a Full-Time Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Program at the University of Washington. Awards include a Pollock-Krasner Grant and fellowships from Washington State Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and the Behnke Foundation. Cowie's work is included in the collections of Twitter, Facebook, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Henry Art Gallery, Microsoft Corporation, Swedish Cancer Institute, Tacoma Art Museum, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Reviews have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Artweek, and Los Angeles Times. She is represented by James Harris Gallery and Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Cowie's paintings and sculptures address ambiguities in perception, shifting landscapes, and the fragmentation of memory.

Image: Installation view of Material Performance: Part II; photograph by Si Shen.

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