Wimbley/Christion Curatorial 
Investigating biomythography as an interdisciplinary visual arts practice....

Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University

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Biomythography: Currency Exchange East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University

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Biomythography: Making Visible Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, Ca

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Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University

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Photo Credit: Todd Sharp

Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley are both artists/curators based in Northern California. As a curatorial team, Wimbley/Christion develop a series of curatorial projects contextualizing the visual arts within “biomythography”.

 

Biomythography is a literary term; it is a style of composition that weaves myth, history, and biography in epic narrative. Defined by Audre Lorde in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name it has been known to shape theories of intersectionality and highlight the idea of internal, external, and multiple selves. As artists/curators, Christion and Wimbley are intrigued by the interconnected and multifaceted link of biomythography across disciplines, particularly in the visual arts

 

Implementing biomythography as a studio practice provides a challenge to critical historical practices. Multi-mediated and interdisciplinary platforms are used to investigate historical facts, life experience, pop culture, and mythology; challenging, forming, and informing, art history, display, anthropology, identity, and ritual as well as personal, universal, and institutional perspectives and histories.

 

Through developing a series of curatorial projects contextualizing the visual arts within biomythography, Wimbley/Christion work as context providers for critical dialectic: addressing the nuances within ever-shifting identities and how we experience/create our contemporary world and culture.