June 22- August 30, 323 Projects
“I’m the most qualified to tell you how Audrey, the artist, came into this world.” –Susy Chan
“I never formally asked her to be an artist...” –Jim Chan
“All these creative things that you do help me to see you as your own person.” –Belle Mann
“If [SMILE] magazine actually got popular, we would be broke!” –Jason Mann
The parents of Chan & Mann, Jim & Susy Chan and Jason & Belle Mann, share anecdotes from the artistic development of their daughters. In partnership with 323 Projects, this parental commentary serves as an audio companion to the exhibition, 3 Solo Projects: Audrey Chan, Elana Mann, Chan & Mann, at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design.
Artists Audrey Chan and Elana Mann have collaborated since 2005 as the duo Chan & Mann, aiming to liberate, motivate, and gyrate through feminist and ethnic role-play within live, painted, and animated realities. They received their MFAs from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2007, where they created performances such as Soul Satisfaction (2005) and Nature! This One’s For You! (2007). Recent projects include: Chann & Mhann: A Historical Retrospective, 2005-2012 (Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, CA), Myths of Rape (2012) (LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA), Shares & Stakeholders: The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the 2012 College Art Association Conference (MOCA, Los Angeles, CA). audreychan.net, elanamann.com
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