June 29, 2022 | PRESS
Ladylike’s first duo exhibition features paintings, experimental video projections, and mixed media installations created by St. Paul based artists Andrea Bagdon and Spencer Gillespie.
Exploring themes of femininity and gender performance through digital and traditional imagery, Bagdon and Gillespie present sights and sounds that invite you into their world of haunting feminine aesthetics.
Ladylike BIO: Ladylike is an experimental art project which examines the symbolic order of femininity and gender performance to disrupt the contemporary cultural programming of the female-identifying psyche. Ladylike was created by St. Paul interdisciplinary artists: Andrea Bagdon (she/her) and Spencer Gillespie (She/they) as a means to interrogate and/or reclaim their own relationship to femininity and to be an inclusive discovery for all femme identifying persons.
About the Artists
Andrea Bagdon | She/Her | Website: www.mercurialstudio.com
BIO: Andrea Bagdon’s hybridized practice examines intimate and disrupted domestic scenes through both experimental video and painting. She has exhibited her paintings and experimental videos nationally and internationally– including exhibitions at the College of Art Association Conference in Chicago, IL, Fringe Bath Arts Festival in London, United Kingdom and the Project Gallery V in New York, New York. Her paintings were also selected to appear in New American Paintings West Issue, No. 156. In addition to being a practicing artist, Andrea is currently an AP art instructor for a college preparatory high school in the Twin Cities. Andrea is a St. Paul based artist who received her BFA from Northern Arizona University in 2014 and her MFA from Colorado State University in 2021.
Spencer Gillespie | She/They | Website: www.spencergillespie.com
BIO: Spencer Gillespie’s practice explores intimate, discarded, and symbolically charged materials to break down and interrogate gendered social constructs that condition our behavior. Through her interdisciplinary practice, Spencer focuses on themes of fluidity, performance, and the physical process of art making. She has exhibited her work nationally – including exhibitions at Morehead State University, KY, Half Snake Art Collective in Fort Collins, CO along with a solo exhibition in the ArtLab Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. In addition to being a practicing artist, Spencer works at the Minneapolis Institute of Art as a school group coordinator. Spencer is a St. Paul based artist who received her BA from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017, and her MFA from Colorado State University in 2021.
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