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Solo Show ‘Odd Jelly Out: Introversion’ April 13 – May 31, at Fogue Studios & Gallery, Seattle
We are delighted to bring the latest incarnation of our wildly popular Odd Jelly Out sculpture series to Fogue Studios & Gallery, Seattle. Odd Jelly Out: Introversion sees twenty oversized Jelly Babies – formed from illuminated glass and mirror – create an immersive, interactive experience that examines divergent feelings of joy, nostalgia and social alienation.
We are especially excited to welcome Portland-based composer and musician Stuart McLeod to perform an immersive soundscape for this installation. Alongside composing music for film, stage, and concert hall for classical, improv and rock groups, Stuart has played drums and percussion with Trentalange, Transpacific, Eveline’s Klang Quintet, Seattle School, composer Byron Au Yong, Gamelan Northwest and has led the experimental group SIL2K. Stuart studied composition with Richard Karpen, William O. Smith and Kenneth Benshoof. For more info on Stuart, see https://stuartmcleod.bandcamp.com
The opening of the show – and performance – takes place on Saturday April 13 (6 – 9pm) and forms part of Georgetown’s monthly Art Attack. The exhibition runs through May 31. This is the first time sculptures from the series will be on sale to the public.
[February 24, 2019]
Feature in BP Magazine
Missy and the 2:365 project has been featured in the winter 2019 edition of BP Magazine! In ‘Creative Thinking: The Truth About the Link Between Bipolar Mania and Creativity’, Missy talks to journalist Donna Jackel about the links between the disorder and artistic activity. The article also looks into the current trends in academic research into bipolar and creativity, and examines other artists, musicians, actors, writers and entrepreneurs who have found great success in spite of the illness. You can check out the article here.
[February 3, 2019]
New Show News – Radiant Beings
We are thrilled to announce that five figures from the Odd Jelly Out series will be showing at Radiant Beings at Powerspace, Seattle throughout February. The opening reception, hosted by Radiant Neon and Glass Elevator Arts Consulting, will take place on Saturday February 9th during the monthly Georgetown Art Walk. See you there!
[January 21, 2019]
Odd Jelly Out – Redmond Downtown Park
After a very successful five weeks of placement, three large figures and five new small figures from Odd Jelly Out series have returned from their temporary home at Downtown Park, Redmond WA. We thank the Arts Council and Park Ops teams at the City of Redmond for their amazing support!
[January 9, 2019]
Odd Jelly Out @ Redmond Lights!
We are pleased to announce that Odd Jelly Out will have a new temporary home at Redmond Downtown Park (WA) from November 30 2018 through January 4 2019. Three large figures and five new small figures from the OJO family will be installed and illuminated the weekend of the Redmond Lights festival and remain in the heart of Redmond throughout the holiday period. A massive thank you goes to the Arts Council of the City of Redmond for their financial and practical support in enabling this project to come to fruition. See you there!
[November 14, 2018]
Odd Jelly Out @ Luminata 2018!
We are excited to announce that Odd Jelly Out will be a featured artist at this year’s Luminata Festival at Green Lake, Seattle on Saturday September 22nd! Many thanks to the Fremont Arts Council for their generous grant and giving us the opportunity to show at this amazing local event. Come and see us!
[September 14, 2018]
Odd Jelly Out @ Arts-A-Glow 2018!
Odd Jelly Out was a hit at Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Festival! A big thank you to Gina Kallman and the jury at Burien Arts Council for their generous grant and the opportunity to bring OJO to this fantastic local event.
[September 12 2018]
After the success of the 2:365 Art Book (now out of print), Missy’s new book The Aesthetic of Mental Disorder: 2:365, Bipolar & Beyond is forthcoming 2019.
Following four years of interviews with academics and the media across the world, this new book sees Missy return with fresh eyes to the 2:365 project. Drawing on her experience as a former art history professor, she analyzes 2:365‘s visual language and symbolism, and sets the project both in historical context and against trends in contemporary art. The book also touches on art therapy and the problematic nature of identity and self-expression.
Complete with full colour reproductions of the project’s stand-out paintings, as well as captivating graphics, data visualizations and previously unseen work, it’s a must-have for readers interested in art, psychology, mental illness and art therapy.
Here’s a little teaser:
[June 1 2018]
webMD at the Studio
This month we welcomed John Cassaras from webMD and Alan Smith from Creative Cabin Studios in Atlanta for a two day shoot with Missy and Kim. The film focusses on Missy’s life-long struggle with bipolar disorder and how it has manifested itself through her work, specifically the 2:365 project. We can’t wait to see the final cut in July!
[May 20 2018]
Odd Jelly Out is burning bright!
We are proud to announce that Odd Jelly Out is heading back to Burning Man this summer! Having recovered from the horrendous theft of 16 sculptures last year from our placement out in deep playa, work is now well underway to bring this installation back to the gathering in August 2018 – as well as to Black Rock City Municipal Airport. Lead by Kim at uckiood, the OJO installation will consist of ten 4ft fiberglass forms, in both bold, glossy technicolor and disco ball glory. Check out our designs and progress so far.
[April 31 2018]
Odd Jelly Out into space!
Odd Jelly Out’s maiden voyage of 2018 was courtesy of our great friend, Sarah Seitz. Researcher, space carpenter and all-round amazing woman, Sarah agreed to take OJO on a NASA research trip to Chile. Kitted out in a bespoke NASA outfit, OJO took in the sights and sounds of the Atacama desert, including the giant el Mano del Desierto just outside Antofagasta.
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