Christian Cruz: Grade A
at WAAS Gallery
2790 Logan St. Dallas, Texas
Exhibition: September 4 – 17, 2021
Reception: September 8, 2021 // Performance Lecture: September 12, 2021
Grade A, is a solo exhibition by conceptual artist Christian Cruz and grantee of the Nasher Microgrant 2021. Grade A presents new objects spanning painting, mixed media, video, and film documentation. Grade A debuts an exciting reactive sound installation featuring her “Grito Choir” paired with an 8ft sculpture. Grade A takes its name from the evaluation of diamonds, milk, and human progress reports. Grade A investigates the theory of value as it pertains to the feminist economy, the merits of awards, and dares to barter the meaningful with the meaningless. Christian Cruz extends this examination of the worthiness of intimate labors through her participatory performance lecture, “Anger as Currency” (scheduled for September 12th from 3PM to 5PM).
Christian Cruz (b.1989) is based in Dallas, Texas. She is currently in residence with INVERSE at The Momentary. She is an alumna of emergeNYC 2021. Cruz is the creator of Dallas Performance Art Index and Artist Mama Fund. In 2021, she was awarded grants from PAAL, NALAC, Aurora Dallas, and The Foundation of Contemporary Arts. She’s an independent arts writer, educator, mother, and survivor.
christiancruzperformance.com, instagram @tejanastories
W.A.A.S. Gallery is a leading studio collective + gallery housed in South Dallas. W.A.A.S. celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and during this exhibition. Founded by Brandy Michele Adams, the gallery has exhibited world-renowned artists across the US. W.A.A.S. empowers world-renowned artists to connect to their communities and facilitate societal change.
waasgallery.com, instagram @waasgallerySubmitted by CHRISTIAN V CRUZ. Email: email@example.com Website: http://christiancruzperformance.com