Exhibitions Lyons over Leo by Blair Bogin
Project SpaceAugust 29 – October 7, 2016
Blair Bogin is an artist based out of Chicago. She crafts lectureperformances, video, photo and installation that imparts poetic humor into topics of esoteric psychology.
She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is founder of Wax Long, a monthly performance salon.
Using knowledge from her study in psychological astrology, Blair Bogin is using her Project Space residency to create a metaphorical window into the psyche of Nathan Lyons, his sub personalities and patterns of consuming life as they exist symbolically within the VSW archive.
Nathan Lyons was born on January, 10, 1930 in Jamaica, NY in the daytime or late at night, or probably around noon. In fact, it is undocumented and unknown by friends and family what time or the hour range of Nathan’s birth. In response, Project Space artist Blair Bogin will operate from the systematic discipline of natal astrology to disassemble January 10th, 1930 into all of its 24 hour parts. Rather than search for the accurate birth time, she will consider every hour of that day as a probable candidate, articulating all relative options to accommodate the complex, symbolic endlessness of Nathan’s character and essence. Each astral sampling is presented as abstract, reappropriated images from the VSW archive collection.