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Friday, June 30
until August 26

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Squeaky Wheel’s events are made possible with generous support by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, individual members, businesses, and supporters.





Squeaky Wheel is pending certification from Working Artists for the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) for 2017.


Shape of a Pocket

W. Michelle Harris. Flawless Ladies (2016). VJ set.

June 30–August 26
Opening: July 7, 6–9pm
Public programs: July 29, August 12, August 25

Featuring work by 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, Carl Spartz, Kalpana Subramanian, and Tony Yanick.

How can the form 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 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 “relevant” moment, while proposing visions, sounds, and networks for a future.

The opening 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 at Dreamland Arts (387 Franklin St) where the after-party will take place. Other programs include a sound walk by Kalpana Subramanian (July 29), a mobile network workshop by Tony Yanick (Aug 12), a closing screening (Aug 25), and a series of online video conversations between the artists. Curated by 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).