Exhibition Opening Party: Winter/Spring 2015

February 6, 2015 / 7:00pm11:30pm

Free + Open to all

7pm | Talk with Jessica Eaton, Rose Bouthillier + special guest Lucas Blalock
7-9pm | Family Art Studio
7-10pm | Opening Party
10:15 | Late Night Screening of The Visitors (Reservations at thevisitors@mocacleveland.org)

Join us to celebrate the opening of Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and Jessica Eaton: Wild Permutations. The evening includes a talk with artist Jessica Eaton, MOCA Associate Curator, Rose Bouthillier, and special guest artist Lucas Blalock, plus a Family Art Studio and dance music by DJ Funk Shway. A special late night screening of The Visitors will follow at 10:15pm.

Ragnar Kjartansson (1976, Reykjavik, Iceland), lives and works in Reykjavik. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the New Museum, New York; Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, among others. In 2011, he was awarded Performa’s Malcolm McLaren Award, and in 2009 he represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale. 

Jessica Eaton (1977, Regina, Canada) lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including New Positions in American Photography (2014), Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (2014); Phantasmagoria (2013), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Québec Triennial (2011), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; and Photography is Magic, Daegu Photography Bienniel, South Korea. Eaton is the recipient of the Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award (2011) and the Photography Jury Grand Prize at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2012). In 2013 she was long listed for the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize.