CHOREOGRAPHY - COLLABORATIONS - EXHIBITIONS
2021 Installation and Performance at Engine in Biddeford, ME.
2024 Film Exhibition at SPACE in Portland, ME
BLAZE considers the color “blaze/hunting orange" as a tool for reciprocity building with the more-than-human world and aims to highlight the manufacturing of human “othering" in relationship nature. The work questions “who" should be seen/protected during hunting season and imagines a scenario in which the deer population re-claim the color to highlight their resiliency as a species.
SECOND NATURE (2020) - Holman Gallery artist talk and virtual exhibition at Sierra Nevada University
Second Nature aims to challenge our perceptions of invasiveness and our entitlement to act as the gate keepers of belonging for the more than human world. I propose, instead, a physical empathy practice with the more than human world that encourages a greater sense of integration and reciprocity. Throuhgout the presentation, I show a series of dance films and poetic musings that reflect my own physical empathy practices.
OPERATIVE WORD by musician Wes Leslie 2020- San Francisco, CA.
Music Video Choreography 2020
DWELLING (2020) - Tahoe Gallery Exhibition - Incline Village, NV.
Dwelling - intimacy in three parts is a shared exhibition of works by Scott McPheeters, Megan Ping (Dallas, TX) and Dwayne Bandy (Austin, TX), curated by Ashley Stull Meyers.
"The most vulnerable of gestures is admitting what one wants. The challenge isn’t in revealing something momentary – something fleeting or reactive – but in vocalizing the deeper motivations surrounding things we dream of, and may or may not ever attain. The works of artists Dwayne Bandy, Scott McPheeters, and Megan Ping all grapple with these vulnerabilities through humor, tenderness, and moments of existential dread. Their projects are conceptually rooted along the gamut of the hyper local – be it one’s hometown, the gathering of a niche community, or a place that only exists in the mind. They reveal the value of desire when enacted through the hopefulness of risk. As a series of relational experiments, the works personify notions of dwelling –- some as acts of lingering steadfastly in a particular state of mind, and some with the physicality of positioning oneself within the context of an intimate circumstance." - Ashley Stull Meyers
PROJECT empatheTICK (2019) - Subcircle Residency - Biddeford, ME.
Project empatheTICK is an ongoing, social performance practice that challenges how states of belonging are created, acquired and preserved in different communities. Dressed as a deer tick, McPheeters hosts storytelling events (“Tick Talks”), tick-drag performances, and community conversations around belonging and identity. project empatheTICK liberates ideologies about what it means to belong and aims to prove that it's possible to discover threads of empathy in even the most unlikely circumstances. The following images document a two week residency and performance at Subcircle Residency in Biddeford, Maine.
IMPASSE (2019) - Finnish Hall - Berkeley, CA. -
Created in collaboration with dance artist, Suzanne Beahrs.