MK Guth opens solo show at Cristin Tierney Gallery

September 10, 2019

Celebrated artist and Director of PNCA's Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies as well as Founding Chair of the MFA in Visual Studies Chair, MK Guth, opens her solo exhibition, Menu, at Cristin Tierney Gallery in NYC on September 13, 2019.

From the press release:

Menu presents several new sculptures by MK Guth. Each work takes the shape of a book with instructions for various performances and actions, all oriented around shared experiences and ritual. Menu opens Friday, September 13, 2019 with a reception from 6-8pm and continues through Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Menu presents works titled "Dinner to Tell a Joke," "Menu for Getting There," "Menu for Getting What You Want," "Dinner for Getting Over It Or At Least Getting Through It," and "Menu for a Table." The menus are handmade books of instructions for various actions. The dinners are assemblages of items to be activated in performances that double as communal meals.

MK Guth (b. 1963, Stevens Point, WI) works in video, photography, sculpture, performance, and interactive projects. She has exhibited internationally at numerous museums and festivals including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Schneider Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Nottdance Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Frye Art Museum, and The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. She is a founding member of the Red Shoe Delivery Service, an ongoing collaborative performance project with artists Molly Dilworth and Cris Moss. Currently, the artist’s installation Ties of Protection and Safe Keeping is on view in the exhibition Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World through September 22nd at the Akron Art Museum. In May 2020, she will do a special performance at UCLA’s Powell Library with the Center for the Art of Performance. Guth is the Director of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Chair of the MFA in Visual Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives and works in Portland, OR.