STILL HERE // Jeffrey Augustine Songco – Dress Rehearsal
/ STILL HERE / is a distillation of half-a-year of uncertainty. It is a contemplation on the isolation and infinite scroll of quarantine as well as a direct response to the climate of social re-awakening.
/ STILL HERE / explores relationships, community, justice, and connection in a time with limited physical touch. It is a dark mirror of the dark mirrors we consume all of our content through.
The program will utilize numerous digital platforms for temporal experiences ranging from minutes to hours.
Monday, 11/16, 7PM
JEFFREY AGUSTINE SONGCO
Location: Montserrat Galleries’ Vimeo
Jeffrey Augustine Songco (MI) is a multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in New Jersey to devout Catholic Filipino immigrants, his artistic identity developed at a young age with training in classical ballet, voice, and musical theater. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. In 2017, he was featured in the publication Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, and he was the Installation Category Juried Award winner at ArtPrize Nine. His writings have appeared in Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic. After living in Pittsburgh, Bushwick, and San Francisco, he currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan.