Angela Watters is Gallery Opening Barbie and she will be Carrying Nicole Northway's exhibition in Clutch Gallery for one night only!
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Angela Watters is Gallery Opening Barbie
Gallery 60% H2O
West Loop and River North Gallery Districts , Chicago
Premiering September 9, 2011
Everyone knows Barbie drives a pink Corvette and loves Ken – or did they break up? – but Barbie’s passion for art collecting has been one of her better-kept secrets, until now.
On September 9, 2011, artist Angela Watters will become an exhibition within an exhibition as she performs “Gallery Opening” Barbie at the alternative art venue Gallery 60% H2O. Watters will wear a custom-made human sized outfit that is both an homage to and critique of Mattel’s 1997 “Gallery Opening” Barbie, and will carry Meg Duguid’s “Clutch Gallery”—a miniature self-contained gallery—as her purse. Through her performance, Watters acts as artist, collector, critic, curator, and dealer simultaneously. This exhibition is the result of a cross-state collaboration with six artists culminating in Watters’s attendance at the Chicago fall gallery season opener.
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Gallery Opening Barbie marks a homecoming for Watters, who obtained her MFA at Columbia College Chicago and lived in Chicago until 2010. She currently lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois.
Referring to the approximate amount of water that the human body contains, Gallery 60% H2O’s group exhibition will include three-dimensional work by Amanda Bless, Jessica Allee, Kelly Marie Novak, Andrea Lebeau, and Cole Robertson. Clutch Gallery will contain new work by Nicole Northway.