“1 Night in Paris”
November 18, 2015/ 7PM - 9:15PM (one night show)
Can’t Complain Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new video-based works by Cindy Hinant titled “1 Night in Paris”. 1 Night in Paris, 2014, features audio from Paris Hilton’s infamous sex tape, and reflects on “the aesthetics of violation” - the growing phenomenon of images that have seemingly been released without the consent of their subject, accelerating the celebrities’ marketing-machines, as well as the image’s rate of circulation. Another color field video, I Love Money and Now I’m Loving Life, 2015 considers representations of gender and class in the television series The Real Housewives of Orange County, the work fades in and out of monochrome color fields, and is a meditation on voids, featuring the empty catch phrases of reality television stars as they define their public personas.
Cindy Hinant is a New York based feminist artist who utilizes video, audio, internet and digital technologies, as well as performance and traditional art mediums as part of her conceptual based practice. She received a BFA from the Herron School of Art and Design and holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has been the recipient of the Robert D. Beckman Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship and the Edward Albee Visual Artist-in-Residence Fellowship. She has had solo shows at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Joe Sheftel Gallery, and Interstitial. She has also participated in group exhibitions and screenings at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museo de Arte El Salvador, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Lehnbachhaus Munich. Her work will be featured in the forthcoming book “New York, New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Artists in Emerging Practices” by Kathy Battista