Shelley Marlow & Jen DeNike

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


signs and symbols presents TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROW, a performance reading by Shelley Marlow and Jen DeNike as part of artists & allies II. Shelley Marlow and Jen DeNike will perform a reading from the play version of TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN ROW.


shelley marlow is author of the novel Two Augusts In a Row In a Row, with Publication Studio, Portland (2015); and the art edition of Two Augusts In a Row In a Row with drawings and paintings by Marlow, with Publication Studio, Hudson and the purple London Publication Studio art edition (2017). Marlow was awarded an Acker Award for avant garde excellence in writing. For the Two Augusts In a Row In a Row book launch in NYC and London, 2015, Marlow hosted multigenerational writers and artists to perform scenes from the book. Marlow has taught creative writing workshops, and was the fiction editor of Ping Pong Magazine out of the Henry Miller Library. Marlow has read and exhibited their visual work extensively and appeared in publications including LTTR (Lesbians To The Rescue), alLuPiNiT, an environmental magazine, Drunken Boat, Zingmagazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and the Saint Petersburg Review. Marlow wrote the lyrics to the musical, UnKnot Turandot, La Mama Theater, NY. Marlow presented an interactive project, International Witch Stories in the Italian Pavilion with Oreste, for the 48th Venice Biennial.

jen denike lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her video, performance, collage and installation work has been exhibited internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Brooklyn Museum; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Julia Stoschek Collection; MoMA PS1; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Participant Inc; 54th Venice Biennale; Garage Projects, Moscow; Franklin Street Works; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; MOCA Toronto; MACRO ROMA; and CCS Bard Hessel Museum. Select commissioned projects include Capri by Night, Schauspiel Köln Opera House, Bombay Beach Biennale, LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Creative Time, Performa Biennial, Faena Art and FairPlay. Her work is in the permanent public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Julia Stoschek Collection, IL Giardino dei Lauri Collection and The Bunker West Palm Beach, among other private collections. DeNike’s work will be included in an upcoming major exhibition curated by Joachim Pissarro (October 2019) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. DeNike presented the world premiere of her first performance ballet, Scrying, at Poprally MoMA on January 12, 2010, at the time the very first ballet ever to be performed at the museum. Scrying had its European debut at the Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf on April 24, 2010. Crystal Cut Levitation> is Act I in a new three-act ballet by the artist; Act II will take place in April 2020 at Central Fine in Miami, and Act III at Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles May 2020. The three-act ballet as a whole will premiere later in 2020 and will be accompanied by a publication dedicated to both of DeNike’s ballet projects.