Shape of a Pocket Opens Friday, July 7, 2017 @ Squeaky Wheel

Jul 6th 2017

Opening Reception: July 7, 6–9pm
On View: June 30–August 26, 2017
Events: July 29, August 12, August 25

Featuring work by Media Study PhD candidates Kalpana Subramanian and Tony Yanick along with Morgan Arnett, Jason Bernagozzi, Charlie Best and Jaz Palermo, W. Michelle Harris, Kyla Kegler, Dana McKnight, Przemyslaw Moskal, Van Tran Nguyen, Elisa Peebles and the United Melanin Society, and Carl Spartz.

How can the shape of a work be a site of resistance? How do collaborative practices inform our ideas of activism in art? What does it mean for resistance to happen in an exhibition context?

Squeaky Wheel’s summer group exhibition Shape of a Pocket features a number of artists aiming to take these questions to task, while asking their own. Comprised of installations, performances, single-screen video work, video games, locative sound and media pieces, the exhibition points to strictures and traumas that have roots far preceding our current political moment, while proposing visions, sounds, and networks for a future.

The opening reception on July 7 includes a screening program, a collaborative performance by Elisa Peebles and the United Melanin Society, and a VJ dance-party set titled Flawless Ladies by W. Michelle Harris.

Squeaky Wheel will also be releasing a video series of artist conversations throughout the exhibition.

More information, including public programs and artist bios are available at

Shape of a Pocket is curated by Squeaky Wheel curator Ekrem Serdar, in collaboration with jury members Amber Dennis (curator, The Schoolyard), John Massier (curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center), and Caitlin Margaret Coder (Squeaky Wheel Spring 2017 Curatorial Intern). Design by Chris Lee. Special thanks to CEPA Gallery.