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Jenny Drumgoole: Real Woman of Philadelphia


Jenny Drumgoole is a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist who incorporates photography, performance, and video into extradisciplinary actions inserted into the public domain. Her video-based performance work involves the artist physically and virtually infiltrating competitive events with subversive art actions. From serving as a “wingette" at the annual Wingbowl in South Philadelphia to submitting how-to cooking videos for a Philadelphia Cream Cheese on-line recipe contest sponsored by Kraft Foods/Paula Deen entitled, “The Real Women of Philadelphia,” Drumgoole traverses art’s institutional boundaries to perform humorous, yet critical actions that raise questions about our obsessions with celebrity, desire, and the limits and illusions of individuality in popular culture. The exhibition at Moore will feature all nine of the artist’s video recipe submissions as well as documentation and ephemera related to her participation in the contest. Drumgoole received an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art in 2006. This is her first solo exhibition in Philadelphia.