Casey Wolhar (Knoxville, TN, USA): Buttons

  • 10 Apr 2022 10 pm UTC
  • dur 2 min

Buttons, a seemingly innocuous name, features myself unbuttoning my shirt straight down the middle leaving a small gap of flesh. This gap does not reveal what is underneath my shirt, allowing for control and subjecting expectations of what one should see after unbuttoning a shirt. My face is not revealed as the viewer focuses on my hands and their actions. The performance concludes with myself buttoning back up the shirt and ends closed up with one button higher. Leaving the viewer without the satisfaction of revealment.

Casey Wolhar is a performance artist that utilizes video, sculpture, and found materials to create work that embraces the poetic nature of movement. She defines her use of movement with the word gesture, a way to encompass both the physical and poetic nature of her performances. Wolhar finished her degree in studio art and communications, summa cum laude at Washington College in 2020. She is currently pursuing her MFA from University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the Time-Based Art program. ARTIST’S WEBSITE