Marcus Kuiland-Nazario with Paul Donald, Rochelle Fabb and Carroll McDowell (SAT/SUN 3-5pm + SAT 7-8pm)

Performing Saturday and Sunday 3-5pm + Saturday 7-8pm

Performance Description:
Performance artists Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Paul Donald, Rochelle Fabb and Carol McDowell present sculptural and performative works separately and together on the meridian of 18th and Olympic in Santa Monica in response to Social Distance.

Paul Donald, born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1965, obtained his BFA with honors and his MFA with a specialization in painting—both at Sydney College of the Arts (Australia).  He has exhibited his paintings, sculptures, and has executed several major “construction” performances around the world, at venues in Australia, New Zealand, The UK, Canada, and the United States. His work has been included in group exhibitions and festivals internationally, including: Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art (Montréal, 2013), Nothing Like Performance (2012, Artspace, Sydney), The Performance Arcade (Wellington, New Zealand, 2018 and 2019) and recently in Soloflex (Los Angeles), a four session performance series, and as part of the We the Artists, 30th Anniversary Celebration at 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles (2019). His work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, The UK, and Canada. He teaches studio art at the University of Southern California, Roski School of Art and Design.

Rochelle Fabb concocts ambitious group and solo performances and intimate, site-specific works incorporating installation, writing, performance and audience engagement. Her works explore lust, rage, passion and power with pathos, humor and a nod to pop culture. Her pieces have been performed internationally in venues ranging from theaters, museums and galleries to nightclubs, in the streets and underground venues. She co-founded the performance ensemble, Empire of Teeth and is a member of Mariel Carranza’s Encounter group.  She performed at LACMA, Human Resources, Highways, Lincoln Center, Knitting Factory, the New Genres Festival (Tulsa), Mobius (Boston), Off the Wall Fest (Miami), RAW Tempel (Berlin), Theatre Nogent (Marnay sur Seine, France), Ex-Teresa Int’l Festival (Mexico City), Waves International Performance Festival (Copenhagen). She was a touring member of the Rachel Rosenthal Company and Asher Hartman’s Gawdafful National Theater. Fabb has taught and lectured at the Center for Cultural Innovation, California Institute of the Arts, School for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, College of Santa Fe, Philbrook Museum,  and the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University.

Los Angeles native Marcus Kuiland-Nazario is an artist, curator and producer who is a veteran of the LA art and performance scenes. He is an artist in Residence at the 18th Street Arts Center. He is the proprietor (along with Michelle Carr) of the upcoming performance lounge THE WRINKLE ROOM.
IG @marcuskuiland 

Carol McDowell is an interdisciplinary dance artist, collaborator, and educator. Born in California and raised in Hawai’i, she fell in love with modern dance while studying with Betty Jones. McDowell has jumped from an airplane in Tim Miller’s Cost of Living, and danced Kei Takei’s Light, Jack Moore’s Four Songs, Pooh Kaye’s Active Graphics, Barbara Dilley’s Naked Face, Victoria Mark’s Medium Big Inefficient Considerably Imbalanced Dance, Laurel Jenkin’s BASE at the Getty and Alexx Shilling’s Be Cool at Highways. Additionally she has performed in works by Kevin Williamson, Jmy Kidd, Nickels Sunshine, Christine Suarez, Rebecca Alson Milkman, Ari Hoffman, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Cid Pearlman, Karen Finley, Yvonne Meier, Yoshiko Chuma, Poppo, John Bernd, and Phoebe Neville. Collaborations include projects with performance artists Mariel Carranza, Jerri Allen & Inez Bush, and Asher Hartman. Her choreographic projects have been presented at Pieter, Looking Left/Santa Cruz, the Craftwoman House, Skirball Cultural Center, Sweeney Art Gallery, Anatomy Riot, Highways, The Kitchen, DTW, PS122, and abroad in Indonesia and Europe. McDowell teaches dance studies and yoga at CSULB, Rio Hondo College, and West LA College.