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Performance of Yumi Janairo Roth’s Spin (after Sol LeWitt)

sign spinner spinning red sign
(Photo credit: Bobby Rogers. Spinner Ray Rivera)
Yumi Janairo Roth
Spin (after Sol LeWitt)
ongoing artist-in-residence
Performance, Workshops, and Site-Specific Spinning
Saturday, April 6 from 6-9pm
Working with a group of professional sign spinners from AArrow Sign Spinners of Orange County and LA, artist Yumi Janairo Roth’s projectSpin (after Sol LeWitt) is at once a collaborative experiential project, public performance, and site-based installation that activates and recontextualizes Sol LeWitt’s foundational text, “Sentences on Conceptual Art.” During the Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, sign spinners will perform on intersections throughout downtown Santa Ana, workshop with public at Grand Central Art Center, and converge on the 2nd Street Promenade where they will perform collectively.
Yumi Janairo Roth is currently a Grand Central Art Center artist-in- residence working in research and development of a new project.  The artist  was born in Eugene, OR and raised in Chicago and suburban Washington DC. She currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado where she is a professor or sculpture at the University of Colorado. Roth has created a diverse body of work that explores ideas of immigration, hybridity, and displacement through discrete objects and site-responsive installations, solo project as well as collaborations. In her projects, her objects function as both natives and interlopers to their environments, simultaneously recognizable and unfamiliar to their users. She received a BA in anthropology from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston and an MFA from the State University of New York-New Paltz.

Roth has exhibited and participated in artist-in-residencies nationally and internationally, including New York (Bronx River Art Center, Sara Meltzer Gallery, Momenta Art, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Smack Mellon, Cuchifritos), San Francisco (Limn Gallery), Portland (Institute of Contemporary Art, Map Room) Houston (Lawndale Art Center, Diverse Works), Boston (New Art Center), Denver (Rule Gallery, Center for Visual Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art), Minneapolis (Soap Factory), Milwaukee (Institute of Visual Arts, Kohler Arts/Industry), Santa Fe (Museum of Fine Arts), Seattle (Consolidated Works), Mexico (Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, La Galleria Rufino Tamayo), the Philippines (Ayala and Vargas Museums), Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) Czech Republic (Galerie Klatovy-Klenova, Institute of Art and Design-Pilsen), and Germany (Frankfurter Kunstverein).