Current Exhibition:

Jenell Del Cid
April, May, June
Regular performances happening (Fri, Sat 7-7:45), (Sun 5-5:45)

Haven’t We Met Before?

Life is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly.

As part of a three month residency at Madrone Art Bar, performance artist Jenell Del Cid presents a voyeuristic window into sexuality, feminine identity, and the role of technology in American society. Through visual cues, iconography, humor, pop songs, elaborate costumes and performance, Jenell deconstructs stereotypical female representations and exposes the practice of representation itself, challenging the audience to question its own attraction and repulsion and embody the shock encountered when our constructed reality is torn down around us.

Jenell Del Cid is a San Francisco based performance artist, photographer and psychic medium. Her work predominantly examines self-obsession in the social media epoch as well as myth-making and identity creation as a response to trauma. Jenell often portrays the female body in compromising erotic poses and movements in order to investigate the intersection of attraction and narcissism, identity and the illusion of intimacy in social media. Interested in sexuality, feminine identity, and the role of technology in American society, Jenell’s drag influenced performance art comes together to explore the interplay between female/drag/pop culture and social systems that affect modern connected/constructed identity.

Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite flower is the tulip. She is an alien princess.

The Ballad of Cash & Jojo by Mitch Temple

“The Ballad of Cash & Jojo” is a series of GIFs based on the characters and themes of Mitch Temple’s experimental film “Los Angeles.”

“Los Angeles” tells the story of a young mute, Jojo, who leaves her sheltered life because she believes a giant pig she saw on television tells her to save the baby Jesus. Despite the vehement protests of her caretaker, Samson, Jojo packs five angels in a shoe shine kit and buys a one-way ticket to Orlando, Florida She is picked up by Cash, an escaped convict, who is trying to get across country in time to buy a new lease on life.

Artist/Filmmaker Mitch Temple lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork and films have been shown in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the country. He makes work inspired by the twin principles of chaos and possibility, and enjoys creating the carnival of resulting sensations. His work includes drawing, painting and digital art.
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