Are precarious objects automatically performative? Is a feather or piece of plastic floating around in the wind doing a dance?

“Precarious Performances,” the work and cultural narratives of Marcellus Armstrong and Luis Vasquez La Roche is an exhibition that delves into human interaction with every day, banal materials. Analyzing how the historical implications and connotations of these materials shift the artists’ interactions and the audiences’ understanding of these objects.

Luis Vasquez La Roche holds a B.A in Visual Arts from the University of the West Indies and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. They have exhibited work and performed in institutions such as Field Projects in NY, ICOSA in Austin TX, Denison Art Space in OH, Deakin University in Melbourne Australia, La Vulcanizadora in Bogotá Colombia and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond VA. 

They were selected for OAZO Artist in Residence in The Netherlands in 2013 and Beta Local’s 2016 Itinerant Seminar in Puerto Rico. In 2013, co-founded See You on Sunday, an artist collective committed to arts education. They were the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship in 2018. In November 2021, they will be part of Mar de Islas’s upcoming performance encounter in Puerto Rico. They have taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently a full-time lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

Marcellus Armstrong’s work has been described “as a means to complete gaps in the story of a people whose culture has been marginalized”. Marcellus holds a BA cum laude in Broadcast Journalism and Studio Arts from Lincoln University and an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

He has exhibited work at Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, The Luminary in St. Louis, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, ImageOut Gallery in Rochester, NY,  One Hundred Forsyth Gallery, in New York City and the Reyes / Finn in Detroit.

Opening June 18th inside the Carr Virtual Center Galleries!