". . . AND WAS IT LOVE?"
Performance Art by:
Jordan Essoe, Anya Liftig, Lisa Levy and Keira Brew Kurec
Let us continue this explorationn of Love, or is it Love?
Jordan Esseo [San FRancisco, CA]
The Waterfall is a performance that addresses the nature of defeating continuity of self. It toys with the concept that forced continuity of self, i.e. "being oneself" is a form of violence against the self.
Lisa Levy [NYC, NY]
Psyscho Terapy Lve: You can have your art intuitions investigated by a live osychotherapistLisa Levy:
Anya Liftig ;NYC, NY]
Anya Liftig’s work has been featured at TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, Chashama, Surreal Estate, Eyedrum, Grace Exhibition Space, Flux Factory, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Performance Art Institute--San Francisco, Chez Bushwick, Fountain Art Fair Miami, Spread Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, Yale University, Center for Performance Research, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Vaudeville Park, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues.
Her work, “The Anxiety of Influence,” was an intervention into Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” retrospective at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day.Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Heeb, Public Culture, Art Papers, X-tra, ArtNews, The L Magazine, The Other Journal, Jewcy, Mix Magazine, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Animal New York and many others.
She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from The Field, Vermont Studio Center, University of Antiouia, Casa Tres Patios-Medellin, Colombia, and Flux Projects, Atlanta.
KJeira Brew Kurec ;Australia/Ukraine]
Through video, performance, sound and installation, I am interested in exploring the construction of identity, positioning myself as the primary medium through which to explore the relationship between socio- cultural heritage, gender, age, sexuality and the human condition. By recycling iconic clichés my works are experimentations, a process, a child like meandering through the symbolic domain, creating emotional exchanges between the audience and the work/myself and generating starting points for thought and reflection.
SPRING SERIES and ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for PERFORMANCE ART
EVALUATIONS AND APPRAISALS
EVERY OTHER MONDAY
FEBRUARY 6 - MAY 21 7-9 PM
Guest and local artists will present their work and engage discussions around Contemporary Visual Performance and Performance Art
THE INDUSTRIAL UNIT EVERY OTHER THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 23 - MAY 17
7-9 PM fee: $20
Grace Exhibition Space teaches the process behind creating and understanding Performance Art through a series of action-based workshops. Within a group context, individual participants are guided through their own development and engagement with performance art, through a first-hand exploration of performance art techniques.
LIVE ART FRIDAYS!
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 - MAY 18
Doors 9:00 Performances 9:30-10:30 pm
Our continuing series with the best in live Contemporary Visual Performances today!
Upcoming artists include: Marni Kotak, Rob Andrews, Jessica Hirst, Alice Vogler, Jason Robert Bell, Fernando Ribiero, Adam Rose, Jessica Hirst, Allison Wyper, Carlos Monroy, Essi Kausalainen and many many more . . . Grace Exhibition Space 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. 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."
Brooklyn Rail: 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)