FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flat Pennies & Other Tales
A Reading Performance & Artist Talk | Saturday, October 15
Reading Performance 3pm | Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Artist Talk 4pm
571 Projects is pleased to present Flat Pennies & Other Tales, an interdisciplinary exploration of the evocation of memory through performance text and the still image. Combining classical texts with new material from contemporary writers written in response to the process and work of artist Sandra Elkind currently on view at 571 Projects, Flat Pennies asks if memory is construction, inheritance or hybrid experience. Featuring work from Edward Einhorn, Lisa Bermudez, Dan Lau and others. The reading performance is directed by Patrice Miller, and will be followed by an artist talk with Sandra Elkind. Elkind will discuss the inspirations and processes behind this new and engaging body of work, which explores narratives of recalled personal memories through the construction and photographic documenting of miniature dioramas. Tickets for the reading performance can be purchased ahead for $8, or at the door for $10 and are available at the gallery. Space is limited so please plan accordingly. The artist talk is free and open to the public.
Sandra Elkind completed her MFA at Parsons – The New School for Design in 2010 and has had solo shows at Buntport Gallery (Denver, Colorado) and Sugar Lounge (Denver, Colorado). She has participated in group exhibitions at Tsinghua University, (Beijing, China), Vinyl, Jazz B Studios, Den Gallery, Forest Room 5, and Gallery Stain (all Denver, Colorado). Her work has been featured in Shot Magazine and she was selected to participate in the Parsons in China residency in 2009. She was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to Parsons The New School for Design (2008-2010), and won the Consumer Choice Family Portrait of the Year in 2004. Elkind currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
Patrice Miller is a theater maker. Neat recent & less than recent projects include: Havel’s latest, The Pig or Vaclav Havel's Hunt for the Pig (Choreo., UTC61, Ice Factory), The Bubble of Solace (Piper McKenzie, The Brick), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (UTC61, 3LD), Ben Jonson's Epicene ((Re:)Directions Theatre Co.), work at NYC Fashion Week (choreo/perform;08&09), And A Diet Coke (choreo/perform; Penny Arcade’s Globesity Festival, Theater for the New City), Strange/Charm (choreo/perform; Chashama’s Oasis Festival). She has performed in her own work as well as the Urban Bush Women’s Summer Institute, GeminiCollision’s George Bataille's Bathrobe (Annabelle Brundi) and The Devils (Sister Claire) in addition to hosting various sundry events throughout the city. Upcoming: Motti Lerner's Pangs of the Messiah with UTC61 and Bunny Lake is Missing at the Brick. She loves wine & secondary dominants.
Sandra Elkind: Flat Pennies & Other Tales will be on view through October 22, 2011 at 571 Projects, 551 West 21st Street, Unit 204A, New York City, 10011. 571 Projects is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm, and by appointment.
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571 Projects seeks to bridge the gap between dynamic emerging & mid-career artists and engaged collectors, both those beginning to collect and those looking for fresh talent. To support the work of significant artists, 571 Projects provides a forum through tightly curated solo exhibitions that showcase a single body of work. Founded by Sophie Bréchu-West, an alumna of Christie’s Master’s in Contemporary Art and Connoisseurship program, Bréchu-West brings over 10 years’ experience working in the international gallery world.
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Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203979