UNSPOKEN WORDS [GRAY ZONE KINGSTON]
BARTRAM O'NEILL [UK & IRELAND]
& MARY O'NEILL
Two women stand on plinths and stare out into the crowd. One is dressed in white, one in black. Projected on the wall behind the women is a changing series of words. These words; abusive, vulgar, shocking, angry, suggest the rage the women cannot discuss in ordinary situations. As the words progress through the projected alphabet of cussing, so does their anger.
ANGELA BARTRAM [UK]
ANGELA BARTRAM is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln.
Bartram's visual practice includes live art, video and sculptural objects. Her research is concerned with definitions of the human and animal, mouths, thresholds and “in‐between” spaces.Bartram has an expansive independent exhibition profile including ‘The Animal Gaze’ (2011 and 2008), ‘East Goes East,' Krakow (2010), ‘East International 2009,' ‘Animalism’ at the National Media Museum (2009), amongst others.
Bartram O'Neill website:
MARY O'NEILL [IRELAND]
MARY O'NEILL is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory and Contextual Studies at the University of Lincoln.
O’Neill has published works on performance, ephemerality, mourning, ethics and contemporary art, and the conditions in the twentieth century which contributed to the development of increasingly transient art forms.
BARTRAM O'NEILL collaboratively exhibit, perform and publish nationally and internationally. Most recently they performed at ‘BLOP 2012’ at Arnolfini Bristol, at ‘Action Art Now’ for O U I International performance festival in York, 2011, and at ‘The Future Can Wait’ in London, 2009. They are to be artists in residence at Grace Exhibition Space New York in April 2012.Bartram O'Neill website:
ABOUT GRAY ZONE in KINGSTON, NY
run by the organizers of the Grace Exhibition Space)
GRAY ZONE for Performance Art in KINGSTON, NY - opened Saturday, November 9, 2013 by the Directors of the GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE in Brooklyn
1. An area intermediate between two mutually exclusive states or categories, where the border between the two is fuzzy.
2. It exists in a grey area between legal and illegal.
3. topic that is not clearly one thing or the other, that is open to interpretation.
4. Synonyms[ (an area intermediate between two mutually exclusive states or categories): penumbra
The Gray Zone, Kingston and The Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn are run the by husband and wife team of Jill McDermid and Erik Hokanson
Presenting a Performance Art Gallery:
PERFORMANCE ART is not theater, dance, spoken-word, painting, poetry or sculpture yet it is all of these.
GRAY ZONE, KINGSTON continues the founding mission of the Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn: the Glorification of Performance Art, yet in a location more loudly resonant in Nature. Gray Zone on the Rondout is only yards away from the Hudson River estuary that provides life-sustaining water for agriculture and wildlife. Gray Zone is on Broadway, a life-sustaining thoroughfare through all of the variances of the City of Kingston, itself in a gray area surrounded by river, mountains, farms and towns.
GRAY ZONE celebrates the diversity of our world by centering itself in this city and in this valley that are abundant with all kinds of diversity - providing a conduit of experience for the peoples of Kingston, the Hudson Valley and beyond.
McDermid was first based in Marbletown, NY then Brooklyn where in 2006, with Melissa Lockwood, they opened the Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, offering live works by the current generation of performance artists from around New York, the USA and the world. These live performances have always been presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer.
Grace Exhibition Space has had the opportunity to present local artists Thomas Albrecht [Kingston], Meghan Van Alstyne [Albany/Kinderhook]area artists Peter Dobill, Marni Kotak, Rob Andrews [NYC] Nyugen Smith, Rafael Sanchez [New Jersey] Marilyn Arsem , Mari Novotny-Jones, Jeff Huckleberry, Sandy Huckleberry, Alice Vogler, Vela Phelan, Sandrine Scheaffer, [Boston] and internationally renowned artists Roi Vaara, Essi Kasalinnen [Finland] Gim Gwang Cheol [South Korea] Boris Nieslony [Germany] W. Christiawan [Indonesia] Chen Jin [China] Fernando Ribiero [Brazil], Martin Renteria and Pancho Lopez [Mexico], Non Grata [Estonia + Beyond]
We plan to continue our focus on diverse community-building through our unique programming which will continue in Kingston, throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Gray Zone Facebook:
ABOUT GRAY ZONE
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART since 2006
182 AVENUE C. NEW YORK CITY, NY 10009
Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established. OUr events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer.
This is how performance art is meant to be experienced, and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space follows the We Have a Voice Collective, Code of Conduct to Promote Safe Workplaces in the Performing Arts:
This code promotes zero tolerance for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying. the commitments and definitions herein promote the creation and strengthening of safe(r) spaces that uphold the equitable treatment of all people regardless of their various identities and positionalities, including gender identity, race, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, class position and economic background, and religious belief and affiliation.
For more information and resources, visit: www.wehavevoice.org
SPRING 2019 ~ always on a Friday
Doors 8:30 Performances 9:00 pm
Donations Accepted at Door, Suggested $5-20
September 13: Silver Spiders [International]
September 27: Curated by Sol Sax [NYC]
October 11: Nicola Fornoni [Italy]
October 25: Chun Hua Catherine Dong [Canada]
November 8: TBA
November 22: Non Grata Group [Estonia & beyond]