STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
New York

Tracy Williams, Ltd.

Exhibition Detail
Scenographic Play
521 West 23 Street
New York, NY 10011


January 13th, 2011 - January 29th, 2011
 
 "Puppetry video for performance"  , Tom ThayerTom Thayer,
"Puppetry video for performance" ,
2010 , mixed media
© Courtesy of the artist and Tracy Williams Ltd., New York
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.tracywilliamsltd.com/gallery....
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@tracywilliamsltd.com
PHONE:  
212.229.2757
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 to 6
TAGS:  
sculpture, performance
> DESCRIPTION

TRACY WILLIAMS, Ltd. is pleased to announce Tom Thayer: Scenographic Play, featuring two evening performances followed by an exhibition of props, videos, and sculptures relating to the performances. This is the Tom Thayer’s first project with the gallery.

Using animation, puppetry, live performers, and music, Tom Thayer transports his audience to his curious and offbeat world. Thayer often layers unusual sound and visual collages to create phantasmagoric animations, employing obsolete audiovisual technologies and naïve art-making materials, such as construction paper, cardboard, and string. Recalling the 1970s “Learning by Discovery” education model where learning was thought to be incubated by posing abstract, ontological questions to children while submerging them in stimulating, brightly colored environments, Thayer’s work intimates personal histories and fantasies while creating a universally engaging experience. With his collaborative performances, Thayer congregates students, artists, friends, and family members to participate in surreal games and musical and theatrical performances to explore “the creative power of collective action.”

PERFORMANCES:

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7:30 pm

Tom Thayer is Professor of Painting, Drawing & Foundation and MFA Co-Director at City College of New York. Recent projects include: Dave Miko and Tom Thayer: New World Pig, The Kitchen, New York, NY: January 7 – March 5, 2011; Betwixt & Between, ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT, Keith Connolly and Tom Thayer, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Knight’s Move, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY; Incohative Listening + Centerless Portrayal, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.