Bushwick Open Studios EXHIBITION
David Crespo "Non Grata Group" Photographs
at Grace Exhibition Space
DAVID CRESPO PHOTOS OF THE NON GRATA GROUP
OPENING Friday, May 31 7:30-11 pm
Hours Sat + Sun 12 noon to 8:00 pm
DAVID CRESPO [NYC]
David Crespo has been photographing and documenting the performance scene in Bushwick, Brooklyn for years. He has been the resident photographer for ArtsIn Bushwick and their SITE Festival for Performance. David has become the Official Photographer for the Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, documenting years of performance works.
This weekend, Grace Exhibition Space and Arts in Bushwick celebrate the extraordinarily talented and accomplished photographer with an exhibition of 13 of his works. Mr Crespo has chosen to exhibit images from two months of the NON GRATA GROUP residency last October-November, 2012 at the Grace Exhibition Space:
"Non Grata are eclectic and an institution on their own.They have no fear in presenting taboo and exotic themes and presenting them in an uplifting manor."
David Crespo majored in Photography with graduate studies at Hunter College and undergraduate at the School of Visual Arts
NON GRATA GROUP
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NONGRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of reaactions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, Where the Art World doesnï¿½t work.
About Arts in Bushwick
Arts in Bushwick is an all volunteer organization that serves and engages artists and other neighborhood residents through creative accessibility and community organizing.
It is our goal to create an integrated and sustainable neighborhood, and to bring together all Bushwick residents and stakeholders to counter development-driven displacement.
Our next festival is Bushwich Open Studios 2013, which will take place May 31 - June 2, 2013. Please visit our website for more information on how to get involved and/or register.
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ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
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 Here