Fox Whitney’s ongoing interdisciplinary performance and research project, MELTED RIOT, moves from its latest iteration, Chromatic, presented at On the Boards, into the online photography and print collection of the Henry Art Gallery. Interacting with the Henry’s collection in private and public ways, Fox and his Gender Tender collaborators will approach this research with the intent of unearthing and/or highlighting the queer and transitional qualities they discover as they zoom in and out of the artwork, and the queer and transitional qualities in their bodies, minds, and spirits.
CMYK is the culmination of a weeklong, private investigation into works in the Henry’s collection, and the second of three live-streamed MELTED RIOT performances with the Henry. CMYK makes reference to the four-color printmaking process. It’s a method that uses a combination of tiny translucent dots in four ink colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. CMYK dots overlap each other in different combinations to create an image within the full spectrum of color. The artworks selected for investigation and dialogue are inspired by the CMYK color process, which will be actively contemplated during the event.