I would like to discuss the issues surrounding authorship and its relationship to public and private identity as raised by selected works in Art=Text=Art, including those by Nancy Haynes and Karen Schiff. What does it mean to credit an artist as the creator of an art object if that artist uses/adapts a text authored/originated by another? Or if an artist appropriates imagery produced by another? Or incorporates found objects/materials? What is the currency of a name and how does it vary depending on our public versus private identity?
Raised in rural Maine, Patricia Brace (b. 1983, Cherryfield, Maine) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes performance art, video, drawing, installation, and textiles. Her work addresses ideas of performativity and basic comparative psychology. In the past, Brace taught as a part-time lecturer at Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is now working primarily as a performance artist in New York. Recently Brace’s work has been shown at White Box, Gary Snyder Project Space, and SOHO 20 in New York and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of the Giza Daniels Endesha Award, the Ray Stark Film Prize, and the Leon Golub Scholarship. More information about Patricia’s work may be found at http://vimeo.com/m/patriciabrace.