ALICE VOGLER + VELA PHELAN
SHIFTING, INTERACTIONS and TIME
CURATED BY JILL MCDERMID
ALICE VOGLER and VELA PHELAN are both time based artists living in Boston, and are married to each other. They have contrasting and opposite styles and rarely make work together, but will on this very special evening at Grace Space. They will each be creating immersive installations that will blend in and out of each other through out the night.
ALICE VOGLER [BOSTON, MA]
Alice Vogler (b. 1975) is a performance artist that lives, teaches and curates in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Some ongoing themes in her work include: choice, control, interaction, anticipation, time, healing, health, offerings, private, public, containment, remembering, preserving, expansion, contraction, construction, deconstruction and the color white.
VELA PHELAN [BOSTON, MA]
Title of my piece: BERRACO SANTO MANTO
Vela Phelan was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in Mexico, USA , and Venezuela. He enjoys transforming & altering modern and ancient energy’s into a new unknown universal existence. Vela's self embodies many methods, he is always shape shifting and adapting to his instinct and the unknown. From time based actions to VJing, photography, curating and assemblages, he has been activating and creating since 1994, both nationally, internationally and in the World Wide Web.
Vela believes in magnifying the energy of objects, sounds, video, smells and actions while blending subconscious with spirit and allowing the unknown to present itself. . He is a practitioner of collaboration, surreal instincts and data ritualism.
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.
Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing.
The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. 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)
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