"Lingering Fascinations, Aesthetics, Taste"
Hector Canonge, Kelly Pinho, Danielle Fischer
HECTOR CANONGE [NYC]
"Your Blue Eyes Melt My Bronze Soul"
"Tus ojos claros derriten my espiritu de bronce"
Interactive performance that pays homage to the maritime explorations of Christopher Columbus while reflecting on more than four hundred years of conquest, colonization and assimilation of indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere. Based on the ancient Aztec legend of the return of Quetzalcoatl and on the writings of Bolivian writer and historian, Alcides Arguedas, Canonge constructs a performative narrative that allows him to explore racial, social, religious, ethnic, and even amorous convergences.
Hector Canonge lives and works in New York City where he studied comparative literature, film and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of various media, commercial technologies, physical environments, cinematic, and performative narratives. Canonge has been featured by the Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, Jersey City Museum, Exit Art, NY Studio Gallery, Flux Factory, Gallery Aferro, Topaz Arts, Y Gallery, Art for Change, and other art spaces in the city and abroad. His work has been reviewed by the The New York Times, ART FORUM, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, Hispanic Magazine, El Diario, Timeout NY, by online publications such as NYRemezcla, Turbulence, ART CARDS Review, and by networks such as ABC, NBC, CNN, NY1, and UNIVISION among others.
DANIELLE FISCHER [ISRAEL]
In the movement of everyday life I find complex beauty and decay. The water reflecting a chair through a plastic bottle, the paint peeling off with mildew on my building, I discover a color I have not yet seen. Mosaics of colors, sounds and forms enter my compositions distilled through my imagination and memories. I listen to the silence and the sounds surrounding me. I await these encounters when I stand on the threshold not exactly in and not exactly out. I wait for those moments where I can explore the in-between space of things that are at the same instance foreign and familiar. Tilting my head and moving the lens of my eye or camera I try to capture an expression of the world.
In my work I look to portray a visual language. The in-between space of a floating area. An area where something is in the air and on the water but at the same time does not rest on any one end. A surface that is barely felt but there. I am looking through photography video and painting on not modular canvas shapes to express this space of enigma I encounter with curiosity and question.
Art to me is character, a character that evolves in time and takes many forms. I send an image out there to be shared, enjoyed or ripped apart by others. I watch to see. Interpretations ripple out and come back to transform me and my understanding. Painting in my world is alive. It is a dialogue constantly emerging into being.
KELLY PINHO [NEWARK, NJ]
East of the sun west of the I'm sick of this shit is part of a series started last May with the debut of "Tell me a story" that addresses the myths and media manipulation that devalue the female experience in regard to love. In the majority of my work I use a system of repetitive movements and sound installation. I hope that by utilizing the archetypes that are so prevalent in world literature and folklore that I can strike the proverbial cord that all those Jungian scholars are all ways getting so riled up about.Kelly Pinho video:
SCHEME CORPS [NYC]
An electronic music duo formed in Bushwick, Brooklyn in the shadow of the J train. The Corps deliver an original blend of eerie tones, hypnotic grooves, and subversive thought--perfect for plotting in the dark with your co-conspirators.
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Opened in 2006, 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.
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