Yvonne Buchanan
Saturday June 3, 2023, 4pm, installation opens at 3pm
BoxoPROJECTS 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 

Paraphrase is a multimedia installation consisting of a four channel video, a drawing and a sculpture. The installation examines the dynamics of gender identity, race and the general categorization of human beings in contemporary society through fragments of the iconic film Psycho, original video and accompanying wall works. The piece is constructed from the artist’s personal point of view, looking at expectations of women and Black people and the strategies that have been devised to cope with these. 

On  June 3rd, 2023, Yvonne will add a fifth channel to the installation, with a new work based on the legend of Superman. This work expands the installation’s investigation of gender, race and the hierarchies of society in which we all participate.

This will be the final presentation of the installation.

Yvonne Buchanan was born in Manhattan, NY. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard College and a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. Buchanan uses video, animation, photographs, illustrations and drawings to create narratives of survival strategies. Buchanan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Syracuse International Film Festival, Studio Museum in Harlem, Site: Santa Fe, Slamdance International Film Festival, Hammer Museum/UCLA, Aspex Gallery, 57th Venice Biennale, Society of Illustrators,  Everson Museum of Art, Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art, Urban Video Projects, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Recontres International Paris/Berlin among others. Buchanan co-founded Buckwheat Space, an artist residency in the Mojave DesertShe recently retired from Syracuse University, and lives in Morongo Valley, California.

Artist website: yvonnebuchanan-art.com