Christopher Corey Allen


Mere Bellies

Aug. 18
7-10 p.m.
Daily from Aug. 19-21
1-6 p.m.
Art, Galleries

Well, what have we here? Improvisational dancer and choreographer extraordinaire Kristin Van Loon and musician and artist Ryan Fontaine have a gallery, HAIR and NAILS, that’s producing fascinating new work. Recent artist-in-residence Christopher Corey Allen, whose practice redefines the terms multi- and interdisciplinary, has been steeping himself in a personal evaluation of mythological and contemporary archetypes, using the body—his body—as the focus. Videos and sculptures are the result, with gender variability infusing the subject matter, and an arresting amalgam of color, materiality, and context adding to the works’ performativity.