May 2019 | Conner Calhoun "Palm Readers"
Video w/ Audio
When living in arctic climates the wooly bear caterpillar can live up to fourteen years before turning into a moth. They go through cryogenesis, and freeze themselves until they are ready for bloom, to which they immediately mate and then die. This made me think about puberty in humans, it also made me think about how these worms outlive golden retrievers, or most marriages. An exaggerated sense of time dwells in the Wooly Bear Caterpillar. This video is made from found imagery of people holding the worm in their hand, some of which have wedding rings. Layered on top of each other the images sensually fade into one another while a 13 segmented version of SADE's "No Ordinary Love" plays. Like never-ending foreplay the video slowly inches into its own demise.
Conner Calhoun is a queer, multi-media artist based in Raleigh, NC. They currently work as the Special Event Coordinator at LUMP gallery/projects. They graduated with a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. They have been awarded the Regional Emerging Artist Residency at Art Space NC (2016), the Leipzig International Artist in Residency Grant (2016), and the Rhodes Family Scholar Award for Mixed Media (2016) and they were recently chosen to be the Artist in Residence at Obracadobra (Oaxaca, Mexico) for the Summer of 2019. Their most recent projects/exhibitions include a solo exhibition, A snake don’t slither it crawls, at Hosting Projects (Los Angeles, CA), and a Two Person Exhibition with Bill Thelen, Soft Power, at My Room (Carrboro NC).
May 10, 2019 6-9PM
Attic 506 (studios above Local 506)
506 Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC
Lobby of oneoneone gallery
601 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC
April 2019 | David Colagiovanni
March 8, 2019 6-9PM