Cynthia Maughan •
February 24th, 2018, at Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
$7 Admission / $5 Members / $5 Beers / Cash Only
SPACE TIME is thrilled to present a rare screening of video works by Cynthia Maughan, created 1973-79, and a new performance by San Diego performer and video artist, Lissa Corona, titled EIGHTYSIX.
Los Angelean Cynthia Maughan produced nearly 300 videos from 1973 to 1980, creating mostly short, direct-camera performances in which she stars in scenarios borrowed from a range of cinema and television sources. The dry wit and pictorial economy of her works also shows the influence of then contemporary Californian artists working in video, such as William Wegman, Paul McCarthy and Martha Rosler. Absorbing Hollywood's beguiling superficiality, Maughan treats the closed-circuit camera as a two-way mirror, in which and for which she prepares her public persona. Maughan was born in 1949 in Bell, California. She received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 1974. Her work has been shown in Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany, and in screenings and exhibitions at De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Berkeley Art Center, CA; REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA; The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA; ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY; and the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. She lives in Los Angeles.
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Lissa Corona was found dead, head decapitated in her Los Angeles mansion last Thursday. Her body had been drained of all blood, and the incision made to remove her head was shockingly efficient and clean. In a surprising twist, her murderer was former University of Pennsylvania classmate Orlando Soria, who had been employed by Corona as a groundskeeper for the past two years. Seven months after graduating from graduate school, Lissa had become a star of her own Comedy Central show. When Corona won a Golden Globe for her brilliant comic performance as the show's title character, Soria allegedly became enraged and beheaded her, using a technique so clean and beautiful it baffled even the most talented of neck surgeons, if there is such a thing. Corona is survived by her loving parents, Mike and Vivian of Caligula, California, her darling brother Daniel, also of Caligula, and her husband, Brian Burkett who still lives in Los Angeles. And some girl from grad school named Milana Braslavsky-Steinberg, who's wedding profile is also in today's Times. When asked why he murdered Corona and drank her blood, Soria responded jovially "Man! I was thirsty! I just wanted to drink a Corona!"
Text reprinted from https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/5572-lissa-corona?tab=PROFILE