John W. Love, Jr.
Common Time Lecture/Performance
Love & Fecund
Thursday, Feb. 28, 11 am, Rutledge 119
John W. Love, Jr. will present works from FECUND, an interdisciplinary literary performance. Love will also discuss his performance based work and the installation project of FECUND at the Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte in May. The February 28 presentation/performance anticipates a Winthrop workshop with students who will assist Love in developing the Mint installation.
John W. Love, Jr. is an interdisciplinary literary and performance artist whose work can be as deliciously complex, circuitous, textural, and contextual as his own nappy hair. Soon to be seen in his interdisciplinary literary, performance, and installation work, FECUND, characters like his 90 year old former porn king turned black Japanese sen sai, Roscoe “The Eggplant” Takimoto (Depre), Karen the White Trash Trailer Park Heroine (The Succulent Suite), and The Perpetually Pregnant Man (Black Grass, Black Lily Billy) illustrate his exceptional versatility as an actor and insatiable appetite as a writer, image maker, and cultural provocateur.
Commissioned by the Arts & Science Council per his receipt of the prestigious 2011 McColl Award, FECUND will debut May 13 – 20, 2013 at the Mint Museum of Art Uptown, Charlotte, NC. Consisting of components such as the atrium based installation, Path of Yes, and the May 17 presentation of his one-person performance work, The Diaries of Neequa or She Who Would Be King, in the James B. Duke Auditorium, FECUND has received additional support from countless artists, artisans, and members of business and industry as well as the McColl Center for Visual Art and the student and staff population of the Winthrop University art department.
Love & Fecund
As interdisciplinary literary and performance artist, John W. Love, Jr., reads selected works from his entire body work it’s likely you’ll be regaled with the mercurial, irreverent, poignant, hilarious, and devestating antics of a cross section of his characters such as The Woman Obsessed (Mocha Regions), 90 year old former porn king turned black Japanese sen sai, Roscoe “The Eggplant” Takimoto (Depre, FECUND), Karen the White Trash Trailer Park Heroine (The Succulent Suite, FECUND), and The Perpetually Pregnant Man (Black Grass, Black Lily Billy, FECUND). Bring your curiosity and questions because Love will also dedicate time to talk process, engagement, ritual, and the impassioned approach.