Performance Heart at Grace Space: Curated by Geraldo Mercado
Featuring live performances by Jenna Kline, Barbara Rosenthal, Alejandro Guzman, and Lorelei Ramirez
Jenna Kline performs mainly for stress relief.
She is able to maintain her girlish charm even during fits of hysterical whining.Jenna Kline
Barbara Rosenthal is a New York artist in photography, video, artist's book and performance. VSW Press has published 4 of her books of photographs and writings. Her most recent solo photography show was "Surreal Photographs: Trapped Figures and Tiny Houses" at the Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, Nov. 2012. Her most recent solo video show was "Existential Word Play" at Milenium Film Workshop, New York City, Jan. 2013. Her most recent solo performance was "Existential Interact" at Espace Trocadero, Paris, Feb. 2013. Other notable performances have been in front of White Box Gallery and Guggenheim Museum, NY 2005, Wooloo New Life Festival, Berlin 2008; SET Gallery, Brooklyn 2009; Grand' Place, Brussels, 2010; Tribes Gallery, NY 2012; Espace Trocadero, Paris, 2013.
Alejandro Guzman is a Puerto Rican artist. He creates large wearable wooden sculptures in his studios in Chinatown, New York and The Lower Manhattan Culture Council. He uses these sculptures to engage in fast and frenetic performances.
One morning she awoke, did the usual routine; up, scream, stand, brush, teeth, pee, shower, go, work, back, scream, sleep, not sleep, up, and she (like everyone else) went a little bit mad. In order to tame her madness she decided to stay up late nights and perform at open mic's (This was a few months before telling her friend Lucia Love that "I think I want to be a performer, I just want to perform" to which her friend responded "Well, then you're a performer')
About Performance Heart at Grace Exhibition Space
A Performance Art collective focused on consistent opportunities for artists to engage and perform, supporting and enabling the artist to break through inner and outer barriers, to take part in the domino effect of the joy and tapped in experience that performance can bring…until the whole world is sharing the wacky beautiful strange sexy unbridled performance art in their heartPerformance Heart Blog
Also Coming Up at Grace Exhibition Space:
PERFORMEANDO Saturday April 6
An evening of Latin-Latino/a-Hispanic Performance Art presentations.
CONTINUOUS ACTION [Every Saturday starting April 13th]
A series of four hour continuous performances every Saturday at Grace Exhibition Space. Featuring Sindy Butz, Rob Andrews, Marni Kotak, M. Ryan Noble, Sandrine Schaefer, and AnalogAnalogue
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for PERFORMANCE ART
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and 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. We believe this is how performance art is meant to be experienced.
"There is no designated stage area, blurring the line between audience and performer, and seating is sparse, as participating in the performance is encouraged. The unknown terrifies you, and yet something, maybe this very feeling, pushes you inside. Welcome to Grace Exhibition Space." Terri Ciccoe. Bushwick Daily January, 2013/
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)Read the Article!