Bodies in Motion: An Afternoon of Dance and Performance Art


Dec 17, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM




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Maria Hupfield, photo: Niigaunii Conroy


Join us for an afternoon of dance and performance art in conjunction with the BRIC Biennial: Volume II exhibition. There will be performances by Jonathan Allen and Maria Hupfield. 


Maria Hupfield, 4 Lines in 4 Directions, 2016

The work 4 Lines in 4 Directions includes a 15min performance by Maria Hupfield in which she will focus on being in good relations to place. Centered around the number 4 this work will move through a combination of scored and unscored representational and abstract movement, visualities and verbalizations that reference systems of structure and contemporary living. Hupfield grounds her work in everyday materials and experiences; during her live performances items displayed in the gallery acquire new meaning. 4 Lines in 4 Directions is comprised of 4 wood planks and the following industrial felt custom made components by the artist: a hand-cut circular floral motif, silhouette of the artist crouching, and pair of moccasins.


Jonathan Allen, FOUNDERS

FOUNDERS, by Jonathan Allen, is a series of poetic and absurd evocations of specific founders of New York City contemporary art institutions. The two previous incarnations of this "pop up performance" were in October 2015 outside the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in May 2016 outside the Guggenheim. See more about those two performances here

On Saturday, December 17 at 1pm, find performers Jonathan Allen, Stanley Gambucci, and Lindsey Jones outside of BRIC (dress warmly!) and join them for this free 20 minute performance. There is no seating and the audience is strongly encouraged to follow the performers on their journey. 

Jonathan Allen works in painting, collage, video, and performance in his studio in the Arts Center at Governors Island. He holds a B.A. in Visual Arts / Art History from Columbia University, and in New York has exhibited at Lu Magnus, PS122, Exit Art, Socrates Scultpure Park, Artists Space, Bravin Lee, Caren Folden, Oliver Kamm, and BRIC Gallery. He has participated in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)’s Workspace, Process Space, and Swing Space residency programs, the Bronx Museum of Art’s Artist in the Marketplace program, and has been awarded residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy, Cill Rialaig in Ireland, Blue Mountain Center, and Micro Art Space. A recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner, Chenven, Puffin, George Sugarman foundations and Brooklyn Arts Council. He frequently collaborates with poets and performers, recently appearing in Joanna Kotze’s FIND YOURSELF HERE at Baryshnikov Arts Center, and is currently working on ABOUT A MINUTE, a series of short videos with New York poets, and FOUNDERS, a series of pop-up performances at NYC contemporary art museums. 

Stanley Gambucci is an artist in New York City. He has worked with Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey, Heidi Latsky, Jasmine Hearn, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner, and Netta Yerushalmy.

Lindsey Jones is from St. Louis, Missouri, and received her BFA from SUNY Purchase. Jones originated the role of Cat in Isaac Mizrahi’s Peter and the Wolf and was featured in Mizrahi’s production of The Magic Flute at the Opera of St. Louis. She has appeared with Bill Young, Caleb Teicher & Company, GREYZONE, Sam Swanton, Ian Spencer Bell, June Finch, Adriane Lee/Rosario, Merce Cunningham Trust, MADart Collective, and continues to perform with Dance Heginbotham and Pam Tanowitz Dance.


Venue Information:

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

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