Jill Pangallo (New York)

Jill Pangallo does Happy Go Sad at DiverseWorks

In her latest multimedia, persona-based performance, Jill Pangallo re-creates the compound and often-incongruous roles that people perform on a daily basis. Pangallo’s detailed, nuanced portraits oscillate between emotional and emotive polarities—funny and serious, happy and sad, tribute and observation—and endeavor to highlight what she believes to be an epidemic of denial and lack of self-awareness, both on a personal and public level. “Pangallo’s work is smart, funny, highly original and kinda creepy.” Glasstire

Jill Pangallo at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Michelle Lanter

Jill Pangallo at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Michelle Lanter

Jill Pangallo at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Michelle Lanter

Jill Pangallo at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Michelle Lanter


Jill Pangallo (New York)

Jill Pangallo performs and shows nationally as the collaborative duo, SKOTE, which she co-directs with Alex P. White. As one-half of the performance duo, the HoHos (with Cathy Cervenka), she performs with long running NYC show, Losers Lounge, as well as at the annual Stevie Nicks tribute event, Night of 1,000 Stevies. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Austin Video Bee, a multimedia video collective that seeks to promote experimental and innovative work by underrepresented artists. For her project Nohegan, Jill received an ArtsReach grant from the University of Texas in 2007 and an Idea Fund grant in 2011. In 2008, the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program, in conjunction with the 2009 Texas Biennial, awarded her a Temporary Outdoor Projects grant. In 2010 she participated in Dixon Place’s Performance Works-In-Progress series and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency program. Pangallo lectures around the country and has taught performance, video and digital production at the university level. She lives and works in New York City.


The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 1

 

The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 1.

by Dean Liscum. Photos by Steve Patlan

First, let me be totally honest. I don’t know much about performance art. I attend local performance sporadically and read about/follow the discipline even less frequently. That being said, here’s what I sawheardfeltdid at the Lone Star Explosion Performance Art Biennale 2012.