Kris Sanford’s MFA Thesis show, Selective Memory, will open at the Northlight Gallery on Monday, November 21st.
Kris and I have collaborated on several projects: a broadside of my poem “The Aerialists,” the artist’s book Stolen (with poet Matthew Heil), and a new collaborative wall installation called “Out of Context.”
“Out of Context” is an audience-participation piece. A wall will be covered with small pegs and the audience is invited to choose sentence fragments and cropped photos from a bin to place in any order they choose on the wall, thereby creating their own visual-poetic collage.
The show runs from Nov 21 – Dec 6. A reception will be held on Monday, Nov 28, from 7 – 9 pm.
Much of Kris’s work surrounds notions of queerness and queer identity, especially from the perspective of found or recovered histories. She is a member of the Phoenix-based Kitchenette collective. Kris was also the art editor for the most recent issue of Hayden’s Ferry Review.
For more information on the Northlight Gallery, visit their webpage.