BRENDAN COYLE AND AMANDA CURTIS
Wilhelm and Wilhelmina is something like a live split-screen showing a male and female counterpart exploring the excesses of life, even as it overflows from us in the form of disease and fecund putrescence. As Wilhelm sings, and oozes in the garden of his cyclical life regurgitation, Wilhelmina releases the wells of precious golden life that she had sought to control and save.
Brendan Coyle has been doing performances since his studies in Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University circa 2001. Based in New York, he has since toured Poland, Japan and a few of the states performing and collaborating with others in a variety of venues. The performances lend themselves to the site specific, and most of them are drawn from a rich mythological world that has been brewing since his childhood and now exists amongst sculptures, text, video, performance and a comic book series.Brendan Coyle and Amanda Curtis:
Amanda Curtis is an emergent talent in performance, making her first appearance with Polish performance artist Krzysztof Zarebski at an opening in Maine of Warhol's Factory members Ultra Violet and Billy Name in 2008. Since that time she has directed and performed in several elabourately costumed collaborative performance pieces around New York City.Brendan Coyle and Amanda Curtis:
Brendan Coyle and Amanda Curtis
Since 2008 Brendan and Amanda have founded two galleries in Staten Island, The Assembly Room and DOORWAY, as well as an official Art Walk known as Second Saturdays Staten Island. in 2009 they first collaborated in a piece conceived and directed by Amanda called "Boy with a Long Nose".
About Grace Exhibition Space:
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE FOR PERFORMANCE ART has been open since September, 2006
Presenting Performance Art from the start, we began with a group show then a large scale exhibition and 72-hour performance by The Non Grata Group of Estonia.
Grace�s mission is to support exchange and collaboration among performance artists and audiences from diverse cultures and artistic backgrounds. In order to establish an environment that promotes our mission, we seek to bring together artists who will be interested in open exploration and collaboration with the members of our community.
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