Join us this Saturday from 7 to 11pm as M. LeBlanc presents six single-channel video works created by L.A. artist Mark Verabioff between 1984 and 1992. Primarily made during his years living in New York, Verabioff’s videos are central to the artist’s public guerrilla actions of the period and stand as early explorations into telemedia as an integral medium in the dawn of his queer cultural insurgency, through a feminist lens, against the dominant structures of power that condition what he has termed ‘fascist broism’ in contemporary art and culture as a whole.
MARK VERABIOFF (b. 1963 Kingston, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. Selected solo exhibitions include: Poolside-Drive by, team (bungalow), Los Angeles (2019); TEARS, team (gallery), New York (2018); Mark Verabioff: Seminal Videotapes 1984-1992, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles (2014); Crack Attack, Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2012). Selected group exhibitions include: Scenes of the American Landscape, team (gallery), New York (2019); ANNUNCIATIONS, M. LeBlanc, Chicago (2018); Made In L.A. 2016: a, the, through, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016). Selected performances include: BURY THE BODY: Amanda Ross-Ho & Mark Verabioff, team (bungalow), Los Angeles (2019); Breakdown, Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2013). Public Collections include: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland; Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, Santa Monica. Awards include: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2018). Verabioff studied Intermedia at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.
Still: Mark Verabioff, *FURBURGER*, 1991, 6 min, color, stereo, digital re-master from U-matic 1″ inch video