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A.I.R Gallery is proud to announce Righteous Perpetrators, an investigation into the potential of performative drawing and ecstatic mark-making as contemporary shamanic practice.
The project is organized by Jennifer Wroblewski, and features the work of nine artists: Morgan O’Hara, Heidi Pollard, Etty Yaniv, Inger J. Grytting, Yifat Gat, Paola Andrea Ochoa, Kerry Cox, Katie Cercone, and Jennifer Wroblewski.
During the course of the exhibition, eight of the participating artists will generate work in the gallery, via performance (Katie Cercone, Kerry Cox, Jennifer Wroblewski), performance with audience/viewer participation (Morgan O’Hara), by developing installations during public gallery hours (Etty Yaniv, Yifat Gat), and by utilizing the gallery as a production venue by working at a table (Inger J. Grytting) or in a makeshift shelter (Paola Andrea Ochoa.) A group of drawings by Heidi Pollard, simply titled Heaven, will hang on one wall of the space.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday August 2: Opening Reception featuring Kerry Cox: performative wood-block carving, 6pm;
Katie Cercone: performative video sculpture “Treemonisha Drank Up (Kakey Long Tongue Redux),” 7pm; Yifat Gat: performance/wall drawing, 7:30 pm.
Friday August 3: Inger J Grytting will generate a new drawing in the space throughout the day.
Saturday August 4: Jennifer Wroblewski will begin untitled performative wall drawing,11 am.
Saturday August 18: Kerry Cox: collaborative performance to generate image.
Saturday August 25: Kerry Cox: collaborative performance to generate image, with elevated energy output (apogee).
Saturday August 25: Morgan O’Hara will honor John Cage during the centennial of his birth in 1912 with a time based interactive drawing performance based on questions from Cage’s 1961 book Silence. 5-8 pm. A closing reception will follow.
Throughout August: Etty Yaniv generating her installation: “The odd ascent above our clump of earth, for major migrations;” and
Paola Andrea Ochoa in residence: “Action Brings Good Fortune – performance test 01.”
Scheduling updates will be posted at HERE
Curator Jennifer Wroblewski, born California, 1973, and is a visual artist, professor, and independent curator. She is the recipient of a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. In 2008 she participated in Radius 11, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s program for emerging artists. She was a 2008/2009 A.I.R. Gallery Fellow. Since 2006 she has been an adjunct lecturer in the School of Art+Design at (SUNY) Purchase College. Her projects have been written about extensively including in the Brooklyn Rail and the New York Times.