"HUNTING SOMETHING SPHERICAL AND PEELING"
Nyugen E. Smith
NYUGEN SMITH [JERSEY CITY, NJ]
Nyugen E. Smith (b.Jersey City, NJ, 1976) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator currently examining particular behaviors, customs, coping strategies, and psychological effects unique to blacks in the West Indies and Africa under European Colonial rule.Recent performance work:
ESTHER NEFF [NYC]
oniono is a part of a series of performances conflating specific vegetables with emotional experiences solely blamed on "external societal pressures." The subject hunts for something spherical and peeling, a tumor or something else that won't peel down to nothing, something inside but not like itself. There is no reflection here. Its stench bonds to the molecules around the head. Nobody is like it, the empiric, objectified self is somewhere at one of the cores, ideal-ly the flesh can be pitted out, eaten as identity, which must be found, without it, we are told, we must remain in the ground/on the ground.
Esther Neff (b. Goshen, IN, 1984) is the co-director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL), an inter-disciplinary performance art collective that primarily constructs "operas" through engaged practices.
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ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE IN BROOKLYN, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space, since 2006, is the only gallery in New York City 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. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced, and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
�Grace Exhibition Space is the sole gallery in this city that shows specifically, in its most intentionally narrow definition, Performance Art.� Patricia Milder, The Brooklyn Rail (May, 2011)
�Through such intimate encounters between performance groups and their guests, they could follow in the spirit of Yoko Ono�s Chamber Street loft or the Surrealist soirees of Paris� - Warren Fry, The Brooklyn Rail (August, 2007)