Mark Aguhar, 1987-2012

“I first saw Mark on a dudeblog, someone reblogged a video of her and I was supposed to think what I was watching was bizarre/pitiful/gross/funny. Instead I felt better about everything I had ever been through, and I laughed, and felt bad for anyone too plain and typical to get anything positive out of it.” — Tumblr user “BRB Nightmares.”

According to friends, artist Mark Aguhar has died. Among other projects, Mark ran a blog called Call Out Queen. Aguhar’s MFA performance at the University of Illinois can be found here; an archive of drawings can be found here; an archive of performances and sculpture can be found here.

Update: There’ll be a memorial for Mark in Chicago, later this week:

March 17th 12pm-3pm
Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center