David Winton Bell Gallery

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Clifford Owens and Savannah Knoop In Conversation | Savannah Knoop: Soothing the Seams


Join current Bell exhibiting artist Savannah Knoop in a conversation with their longtime mentor and friend Clifford Owens. Both artists probe the limits of performance and intimacy within the gallery, and by extension the many other mediums they deploy in their work. Savannah Knoop: Soothing the Seams is on view at the Bell Gallery to students, staff, and faculty of Brown University through July 18th. 

Register for this live conversation here.

Savannah Knoop is an artist and educator working in film, sculpture, writing, and performance. They have exhibited and performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Movement Research, and Leslie Lohman Museum, New York. 

Clifford Owens is an interdisciplinary artist. He makes photographs, performance art, drawings, videos, and texts. His art has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Owens’s solo museum exhibitions include Anthology at MoMA PS1, Better the Rebel You Know at the former Cornerhouse in Manchester, England, and Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and his group exhibitions include Freestyle, Greater New York 2005 and Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century. His performance-based projects have been widely presented in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Owens has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a William H. Johnson Prize, and numerous other fellowships and awards. He is guest faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and he lives and works between New York City and Jersey City.