New York City and Providence-based artist Lynne Harlow presented BEAT, which translated an earlier work, Lena's Beat, from an intimate wall piece to a large-scale installation and performance. BEAT combined specific, yet inherently unrelated elements: color and music. The shared space and resulting energy were the focus of the work. The performance took place on Saturday, December 8, from 4-6pm, and consisted of two hours of solo drumming by various volunteer musicians. BEAT was a collaborative work that was completed by the participation of the drummers and all those who attended.
Lynne Harlow (b. 1968 Attleboro, MA) has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Sideshow Gallery, Smack Mellon Gallery (Brooklyn); New York University, White Box, International Print Center (NYC); Sydney Non Objective (Sydney); and Kunsternes Hus (Oslo). Harlow was a visiting artist at the Chinati Foundation (Marfa, TX) in 2002 and elected member of American Abstract Artists in 2006. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times and Artnet Magazine, among others. She holds an MFA from Hunter College (NYC) and a BA from Framingham State College (MA).