"SADIE HAWKINS DANCE brings together new works of painting, drawing, video, sculpture, and other
media in conversation. SOUTHFIRST asked fourteen artists to invite a partner to make work with
or show new work beside for the show. The result is a 28-person group exhibition that will be
on view from 21 May - 4 July.
The title Sadie Hawkins refers to the comic book character that inspired the role reversal
dances of the 1930s and 1940s, in which women invited men. The show gently flips the
curatorial premise in which a curator chooses work for an exhibition by letting artists choose
My friends Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis, who collaborate as LoVid, asked me to be their date
for the show. We each showed one of our own pieces and then we collaborated on three
paper/fabric/plotter hybrid pieces. LoVid transfered some of their images onto the materials
and I ran the materials through the plotter and made some marks.