This site-specific installation provides an in-depth look at the diverse studio practice of Magic Organs, a collaborative founded by Julie Mallis and D.S. Kinsel. They will transform a gallery into an immersive studio environment that simulates their production studio at BOOM Concepts along the Penn Ave. Arts Corridor in Pittsburgh. Each of the artists will present new physical works and a video/performative piece, creating re-appropriations of each other's work, as well as works in progress. MO Studios will also include working artist hours, guided micro studio performances, and video projection of auxiliary content that has been produced in the space.
About the Artists:
D.S. Kinsel is a creative entrepreneur and cultural agitator. He expresses his creativity through the mediums of painting, installation, curating, and #HASHTAGS. Kinsel's work puts focus on themes of space keeping, urban tradition, hip hop, informalism and cultural re-appropriation. D.S. has been awarded residencies in prestegious creative programs across the nation. He is the curator of #ACTIVISTprint, a collaborative public art program of The Andy Warhol Museum. D.S. is the co-founder Of Boom Concepts, A Creative Hub dedicated to the advancement of black and brown artists representing marginalized communities that is funded by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation. D.S is a board member of Pittsburgh Center for Creative REuse, and serves on the advisory board for The Heinz Endowments Transformative Arts Process. A former AmeriCorps Public Ally member, D.S. has also been recognized as an Awardee of the Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40, Pittsburgh Magazine PUMP 40 Under 40, Pgh Tech Council Creative of the Year, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s "Top Ten People To Meet in 2016"
Julie Mallis (aka Julie Malice) is a contextual practice artist and VJ working primarily with new media, printmaking, sound and 'happenings'-style events. Their artwork is inspired by the auditory-visual connection between senses, perception, and how politics affect everyday experience. Julie uses projection mapping of animated environments, video art & collaged internet artifacts to curate live visual experiences that respond to music. Julie has exhibited, curated and performed their work nationally including at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Baby's All Right, The Silent Barn, Coaxial Arts Foundation, PhilaMOCA, and more. Julie holds a degree in Electronic Time Based Media and Anthropology from Carnegie Mellon University and is the Education Program Manager at BikePGH. Her studio, home to #MagicOrgans is located at BOOM Concepts where she is also the Creative Director.