How I Learned To Draw: Memory, Documentation, Interference, Distortion
Human Resources and Liz Glynn present
Performance - Barry Markowitz
'How I Learned To Draw: Memory, Documentation, Interference, Distortion"
Saturday January 14th, 2012 8pm
"How I Learned To Draw": Memory, Documentation, Interference, Distortion.
This is autobiographical: stories recounting episodes of shock, revelation and miracles.
Structured in a physical space of sound movement and oral history, acts of memory – a physical recounting of how I came to draw, including acts of documentation (autographs and giveaways) and acts of interference (projected images and sound) and distortion (on the floor, in the audience, in a tub).
Some small structural elements in this performance have been brought forward and trans-mutated from a previous Performance in 1980 (“Think About It Susan”) for "Public Spirit" a performance series sponsored by the Highland Park Agents.
BARRY MARKOWITZ received his MFA from California State University, Los Angeles. Additionally, he has studied at the Art Students League, the School of Art and Design in New York, UCSB and CSUN. His awards and honors include a fellowship grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust/California Community Foundation. A Rockefeller Honorarium from UC San Diego. A Rockefeller Honorarium from Cal State Dominguez Hills.
His recent exhibitions have been seen at the Palos Verdes Art center, Andrew Shire Gallery, L2 Kontemporary and PØST. He has been included in group exhibits at the , J.Paul Getty Museum, The Whitney Museum, Regional Museum of Gaudalajara, MX. And the Southwest Museum. His works can be seen in collections of Balthazar and Rosetta Getty, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Leonardo Dicaprio and Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles.
EXHIBITIONS OF NOTE:
2011 – Palos Verdes Art Center, Ca. “Enceladus’’, Solo Exhibition
2009 – Regional Museum, Guadalajara Mx. “OZ – New Work From Angel City.” NEA, DCA
2009 – Southwest Museum, LA. “Northwest Pinata World Candy.” Site-Specific Installation.
2008 – Whitney Museum Of Art, NYC. “McCarthy’s Film List”
2007 – J. Paul Getty Museum, LA. “Evidence Of Movement” Curator: Glenn Phillips