August 14 – 16, 2018, Opening + Performance August 14, 7pm
STNDRD Presents a special off-site exhibition at ACRE Residency: Listen to Bright Anger, Listen to Bright Sweet Anger a pop up exhibition of new work by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo.
Listen to Bright Anger, Listen to Bright Sweet Anger, is a multidimensional, site-specific installation of flags on exhibit at ACRE in Stueben, Wisconsin. The piece starts with a silent group procession, equipped with banner-like flags and a paleta cart created by Gabriel Moreno, to the remote site of a double flagpole originally created by Cristina Victor. On site, and with support from Lakshmi Ramgopal, Mark Blanchard, Ashley King, and Jade-Paula Cabrera, Lukaza directs a flag raising and participatory reading centered on a responsorial using the words listen, bright, anger, and sweet. Poignantly examining ideas about mourning, protest and celebration, the raised flags read “Knowing These Stories By Heart”, and “The Fact That We Are Dying Everyday”. The performance closes with a symbolic gesture of sweetness and care—eating paleta together.
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo received her BFA from California College of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at Deli Gallery in Long Island City, NY, Lago Projects in Oakland, E.M. Wolfman in Oakland, and Bolivar Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work has been included in exhibitions and performances at Betti Ono Gallery, Root Division, Deli Gallery, Southern Exposure, SFMOMA, Kala Art Institute, Osaka Art University, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Highways Performance Space. Lukaza was a Yozo Hamaguchi fellow at Kala Art institute in 2015 and has been a visiting artist at the College of Design, Architecture, Art Practice at University of Cincinnati, at New York University, at California College of the Arts and at Mills College. She is the co-founder and lead curator at Nook Gallery, a member of CTRL+SHFT Collective and the Visual Arts Editor for NEW LIFE Quarterly Magazine.