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Janice Gomez & Fatima Hoang

Rock and a Hard Place, 2018

“At times, we may find ourselves trapped in between. Rock and a Hard Place forces that space open; wider; possibilities seeping in; turning in on itself.”

Playing to predefined gender roles makes no sense. It’s not to say that these modes of operation are outdated, they just don’t need to exist. All relationships operate on their own terms and striving to fit into prescribed roles seems, on a whole, unnatural. Rock and a Hard Place will exist as a live exploration of what it means to not choose one or the other and simply “just be”, using the on-site boulder as the base of the performance.

Janice Gomez is an artist and educator living and working in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Her work accepts challenges and redefines rules. Gomez's work reaches for the available—reimagining, reinterpreting, and repurposing only to hold it in a new definition for a moment; a breath, a beat, suspended. She is a co-founder and co-director of Summercamp’s ProjectProject, an artist run exhibition space in the neighborhood of El Sereno. She has exhibited works in New York, Boston, Honolulu, and throughout California.

Fatima Hoang is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles and is also a co-founder and co-director of Summercamp’s ProjectProject. He has shown works in New York, Washington DC, Milwaukee, Honolulu, and throughout Southern California.