Skewed Visions presented Jasper Johns, a study in performance triggered by the works of the landmark American painter, in June 2008.

Created for the picture-like frame of the Ritz Theater proscenium stage, Skewed Visions explored surveillance, national identity and representation with three performances inspired by paintings that change how we look at art. In the spirit of Johns’ work, connections, contradictions, and associations between out three “panels” are encouraged.

The three “panels” of work were created by Gülgün Kayim (Flag), Sean Kelley-Pegg (Watchman/Decoy), and Charles Campbell (GRAY).

This work was the result of an American Masterpieces grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Minnesota State Arts Board. American Masterpieces is a major national initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. This activity was made possible as well as through the support of generous individuals.