Black Lake, comprised of Slink Moss and Susan Jennings, integrates sculpture, painting, original music and lyrics, spoken word, amplified electric guitars, percussive jams, movement, shadows, noise, costumes, hand made percussive instruments—all bathed in the abstract shimmering light of Jennings' video art. They have presented their multi-media installations and performances in both art and music venues such as The Dorsky Museum, CR10, LABspace, Lesley Heller Workspace, Freight +Volume, RISD Art Museum, The Tank, Incident Report, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, David Nolan Gallery, X-Initiative, 179 Canal, and Anthology Film Archive among other venues. Additionally, Black Lake is featured on the soundtrack of Pip Chodorov's award-winning documentary, "Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film."
Their first record, a 7" vinyl with a limited edition sculpture, released in October, 2011, was reviewed positively by BOMB Magazine's David Brody. This record includes sound art and spoken word as well as original music and lyrics. Simultaneously an interview of Black Lake by Lydia Dona was published on bombsite. BOMB, along with Invisible-Exports Gallery, hosted a record release performance (with a video/sculpture installation as the set) at The Wooly in NYC in October, 2011. Their second album "Flutter" was released at Freight+Volume Gallery, also in NYC with a multi-media performance. 100 collaborative drawings by Black Lake all titled Flutter were given away at this event. Black Lake was awarded a residency at DNA Gallery in Provincetown, MA in July of 2012. Black Lake is a 2013 recipient of an Artist Resource Trust grant through the BerkshireTaconic Foundation. Their third recoding project, Solar Power was released digitally and as a cd in 2014. They have an upcoming release of new original music this fall titled "Tree."
Susan Jennings (guitar, percussion, vocals, video art, sculpture, collage) is a New York-based artist whose video, sculpture, and photography has been exhibited internationally. Her solo shows include venues such as White Columns, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, g-module (Paris), and at the DIVA Art Fair at Miami-Basel. Her work has been included in group shows in venues such as Salon 94, White Columns, Pace Gallery, Mitchell Innes Nash, Baumgartner Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Sotheby’s, Miami Basel, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, and more. Reviewed in publications such as “The New York Times.” “The Wall Street Journal,” “The New Yorker,” “Modern Painters,” and “Time Out,” Jennings’ work has received acclaim by critics such as Holland Cotter, Ken Johnson and Andrea Scott. A graduate of Yale and Hunter College, Jennings is the recipient of various awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship, an Art Production Fund 'Artists at Giverny' Fellowship and Residency, a fellowship at the MacDowell Art Colony, and was from 2007-2012 a residential fellow at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
Slink Moss (guitar, vocals, percussion, painting, drawing) is a painter, filmmaker, performance artist and rock musician. His two previous bands, ‘Slink Moss and the Flying Aces’ and ‘Slink Moss Orchestra’ have released five CDs and have performed extensively in Chicago and New York City at venues such as Webster Hall NYC, The Vic and The Metro of Chicago and across America on several tours. As a performance artist he has shown at PS1, D’Amelio Terras Gallery and Performa 2009. He has written songs, which have appeared in major motion pictures and on MTV. Moss’s films have been screened at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), in San Francisco, Japan, Spain and France. A film he starred in, ‘Ghost Trip’ by Bill Morrison, has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art. Moss has developed several soundtracks for films. A graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, Moss was awarded a year long World Views Studio Residency at the World Trade Center, NYC in 1999.