Acting Out features Danielle Abrams,* Shana Moulton, *Jill Pangallo, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Karina Skvirsky, and Maya Suess. The exhibition focuses on these women artists, all based on the east coast, working in video and performance since the 1990s. Each of the artists embody characters in order to discuss personal or collective histories. This work finds its historical precedents in much of the performance and video art produced in the US during the 1970s, including consciousness raising techniques used by Judy Chicago at CalArts and Fresno State as well as the video and performance work of Eleanor Antin, Lynn Hershman, Martha Wilson and Jacki Apple, Linda Montano, and Adrian Piper. Utilizing techniques such as role-playing and dress-up, the artists in the exhibition construct personas and narrative, in some cases creating elaborate lives for their characters in order to comment on race, gender, identity, and representation.