ABOUT THE ARTIST Documentary Screening Muzi Li Rowe and Nikki Thompson
September 30, 2021
Join us for a double feature screening of Verge’s original documentary series: About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden State. Verge will screen episodes featuring Sacramento-based artists Muzi Li Rowe and Nikki Thompson.
In Muzi’s documentary, she demonstrates her varied photographic processes, operates her handbuilt cameras, and discusses the art historical references, such as Dutch vanitas paintings, which inform her compositions. She also shows us a portion of her impressive e-waste collection, including old cell phones and defunct computer chargers, which she uses to create photographic still lives and art objects.
In Nikki’s documentary, she demonstrates a few basic printmaking, zinemaking, and bookbinding techniques. She also shows off some of her favorite zines that she’s made, discusses her inspirations which include feminist history and humor, and describes the importance of creating her own press called Deconstructed Artichoke Press.
About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden State is a documentary series which spotlights California-based career artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines. Each of the artists featured in this series have spent years honing their artistic skills and have developed creative solutions to strike a balance between art, work, and personal life. Each documentary takes the viewer into the artist’s studio, where the artist reveals the challenges, the rewards, the hard work, and the time it takes to follow their artistic calling.
About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden State was produced by Verge’s Executive Director, Liv Moe, and Verge’s Public Engagement and Outreach Manager, Justina Martino. It was filmed and edited by Karlos Rene Ayala who also produced the theme music. This series also features Sacramento-based artists, Omonivie Okhade, Manuel Fernando Rios, and Gioia Fonda. It was funded by a CARES grant allocated by the City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture.
This screening will take place at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento CA, 95811. Vaccinations will be required. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination with your ID at the door. (If you are unvaccinated or do not wish to show proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to enter the screening but you may register for the virtual screening)
6pm: Doors Open
6pm – 7pm: Happy Hour on the Verge side lot with drinks and popcorn.
7pm: The film is screened followed by a Q&A with the featured artist.
We will also be screening this documentary online, on Zoom, to coincide with the in-person screening. The online screening will begin at 7pm. Click the button below to register for the online screening.