GASP! is co-organized by Sarah M. Sosa and Heidi Barton Stink.
Sarah M. Sosa is a mixed media artist from Minneapolis, MN. She makes small-scale collages built through layers of acrylic paint, paper and ink on canvas. Using mixed media to represent sociological theories such as the commodification of womanhood is at the foreground of her artistic endeavors. She communicates her interpretation of social constructs with robust strokes and vivid colors in an oftentimes satirical manner.
In her most recent body of work–bun.artpetit, she has employed repetitive images of rabbits to further her ideas on production, consumption and the intersection of the manufactured and handmade. She has participated in 6 group exhibitions over the last four years and has been published in the University of Minnesota’s Ivory Tower 2010 spring issue.
Get Connected: http://sarahmsosa.blogspot.com/
Heidi Barton Stink is a self described Trans-Radical M.C. based out of Minneapolis, MN. She writes and performs HipHop with an emphasis on social justice and trans and queer rights. Her songs cohesively vary from sentimental and uplifting to darkly poetic and political. She skillfully maintains this balance in a genuine way and with a sense of humor.
In early 2010 she released a short free download album: The Familiar Pattern EP, which was reviewed and talked about in a number of national music and GLBT news outlets. In the last year she has performed at various shows across the United States -San Francisco, Chicago, Camp Trans in Michigan, Portland Oregon, Portland Maine and Cornell University in Ithaca New York, just to name a few– as well as countless High Profile local events such as the Dirty Queer Show and HipHop Against Homophobia.
She is currently working on her debut full-length album, with her comrade See More Perspective doing the production. A talented performer and wordsmith, she is a rising star in the world of independent rap.
(She supplies the mouth in our GASP! flyers, could you tell? Her mouth has a lot of charm, with one tooth just slightly crooked. *Cute*)