FUTURE SAD Exhibition + Performances
Future Sad is an art show that aims to queer affect and the visual display and experience of emotion
Curated by Vincent Tiley
Hunter Reynolds as Patina du Prey
Fluct: Monica Mirabile & Sigrid Lauren
Montgomery Perry Smith
and Zackary Drucker
Future Sad is an art show that aims to queer affect and the visual display and experience of emotion. The works shown as part of this exhibition are not only explicative as to how desire, love, and joy come hand-in-hand with trauma and alienation for many individuals living within a queer experience but also do the work of queering the object-viewer relationship in the gallery. The objects, images, and performances exhibited as part of Future Sad explore the display of emotion as a phenomenon that can be manipulated to better communicate a complicated and blended emotional spectrum. We are interested in sad smiles, tears that last too long, forced laughter, and coy gazes.
Future Sad understands affect for its performative qualities and has sought out performances, sculpture, photography, painting, videos, and web material that explore their relationship to the body by being anthropomorphic, instructional, or seductive in either material or form. The multimedia works presented in this show are aware of their pathos, but aren’t determined to convince you. They sit suspended, emotional wrecks, unsure of how they feel.
Curated by Vincent Tiley
ABOUT GRACE SPACE
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer.
Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing.
The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)READ THE ARTICLE