LIVE Performance with THERESA BYRNES Resident Artist at Grace Exhibition Space
Exhibition opens Saturday, February 27, 3-8, until April 26
Open Fri, Sat & Sun, 3-7pm
GLIMPSE, Friday, April 2nd @7pm
GLIMPSE the performance, examines the moment of action of impact, the drama and thrill of painting, it invokes a relentless drive to break through, and inhale the unexpected.
I plan to make big performative paintings and floor works, all biodegradable and earth-friendly, using earth, wind, water and plants. I develop natural pigments and glean plastic to incorporate into my art, also collected from C-Town (The grocery store next door to Grace), making locals aware and part of the statement, as part of my SUSTAINABLE STAIN thesis and series of exhibitions.
I am primarily a painter but foremost I am a process artist. Intrigued by where the performance of making a painting ends and when motion and interaction cease - art performing becomes an art object. Does stillness deepen contemplation, or is the critical contemplation in the action?
I will be exploring the moment when action becomes object. A painting lifted from floor and hung on the wall, experience becomes image, a profound event, like birth. In recent years and most hotly now - I do not blindly trust the impulse to make objects, nor do I want to bring more stuff into the world. I want to make space for people to think.
In my performance BROKEN in 2018, I dripped and splattered paint on wood fragments, while suspended above, making art. The statement - that which is assumed broken and unworthy is actually of significant beauty. I plan to extrapolate on that notion, trading hundreds of my paintings, paintings that exploded out of the stock-room (of TBG my former studio) and will become performative as I establish a currency based on respect and community exchange. Years of living a creative life should lift us all up.
My overall disquisition is to understand the impulse to create, interact and surround ourselves with objects. My aim is to find a state of satisfaction within myself and the individual and bring us to catharsis without ownership or mass.
DUST TO DUST, 2011, pic Rainer HOSCH
Biodegradable and earth friendly. Perhaps only lasting 1 night to a week, with no waste.
Useing earth, wind, water and DEVELOPING NATURAL PIGMENTS and glened plastic collected from C-Town. Making locals aware and part of the statement.
FRESH, 2019, Pic Peter Matra
I am primarily a painter but formost I am a process arist. Intriged by where the performance of making a painting ends and when lifted from table-top or floor to the wall, when motion and interaction cease - art performing becomes art object. Does stillness bring deepened contemplation, or is the critial conteplation in the action?
I will be exploring, feeling out the moment of when action becomes object. And is in recent years and most hotly now that I do not trust nor want to make any more objects. I want to clear and make space for people to think
BROKEN, 2018, pic by Kevin O’Hanlon
In my performance BROKEN in 2018, I dripped and splattered paint on wood fragments, while suspended above. The statement was - that which is assumed broken and unworthy is actually of deep worth. I plan to extrapolate on that notion by gifting and trading hundreds of my paintings, paintings that exploded out of storage and will become performative, as I experience and establish a currency based on mutual respect and community exchange.
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Grace, n. - simple elegance or refinement of movement
Grace Period - an extended period granted as a special favor
The Three Graces (Greek Mythology) - charm, grace, and beauty
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.
Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006.
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art Space IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 status in 2015.
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