This weekend in L.A. – Conner Calhoun in A Snake Don’t Slither It Crawls, A Hosting Project organized by Harris Bauer and Rachel Zaretsky

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Alumni News, Events, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments

Today we’ve got news about an upcoming event in the Los Angeles area from Harris Bauer, Rachel Zaretsky, and Connor Calhoun, three of our alumni from the class of 2015. Harris sent us an announcement for an exhibition of Connor’s work that she and Rachel have organized for this weekend in Venice, California.

Here are Harris’s comments, followed by their press release:

The show will be taking place in Los Angeles, in a backyard garden and will be featuring video installations and drawings that investigate the vessel as well as the queer body within southern, agricultural landscapes. This is a continuation of the projects and installations Rachel and I have been facilitating with artists over the last three(ish) years–which we have always referred to as Hosting Projects. Not sure what kind of VCS crowd is over here in LA these days, but we always love keeping you abreast of what we’re up to.


A Snake Don’t Slither it Crawls is a garden presentation of vessels by Conner Calhoun featuring video, drawings and ceramic objects. His recent work investigates the vessel as both impression and archetype. Through the embodied action as water-bearer, he considers how the body fills, empties, and provides.

Conner Calhoun is an artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has shown work throughout the United States, Germany and Spain.

This is the 8th Hosting Project organized by Harris Bauer and Rachel Zaretsky, and the first project in Los Angeles. Hosting Projects is an artist run, site specific production of facilitation, curation, and collaboration.

  • at Driveway 327
  • 327 5th Avenue
  • Venice, CA 90291
  • opening Saturday, January 27th 2-5 pm
  • also on view Sunday, January 28th 2-5 pm
  • by appointment through January 30th
Visual & Critical Studies