Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cave Dwellers

photos by Leah Overstreet

Corinne Beardsley

Ramona Bradley

Andrew Wholsen

Zach Hewitt

Nic Holiber

Elyse Hradecky

Alison Kuo

Marissa Metelica

Patrick Murray

Guno Park

Lavinia Roberts

Garrison York

Shawn Yu

not pictured: Kiley Ames-Klein,  Nic Borelli, Jessie Brugger, Ian Healy,  Jason Sho Green



Friday and Saturday March 30/31st
limited seating, RSVP at info@frontrunnergallery.com

Dance Party: Friday 30th, 10 PM-----
DJ Submerge- tribal/futuristic beats and live electronic drums
10$, admission included in 8pm performance show

"SYMPATHY" performed by Marissa Metelica, written by Patrick Murray
OPEN TO THE HOUND "wilderness rock"
"TREASURES" percussionist gargoyles performance by Lavinia Roberts and Michael Feld
"THE ORACLE" by Ramona Bradley and Andrew Wolhsen
DJ Submerge bringing tribal/futuristic beats and live electronic drums

A group show, THE CAVE will be presented at Frontrunner Gallery March 16th-31st. Produced by Corinne Beardsley, 20 artists and performers are building a cave out of cardboard and wheat pasting newsprint to paint, draw, install sculpture, soundscapes, and host performances of music and theater. The show will inhabit two spaces at 59 Franklin St.- the 400 sq. foot gallery, and it's project space in the deep caverns of the building. The audience will discover the dark spaces using crafted flashlight torches.

The stage is a post-apocalyptic space that has been abandoned for an indeterminate amount of time, but is discovered by the audience for the first time since living beings left it. We are reflecting on the ritual and act of mark making that paleolithic cave persons left for our imagination to answer the looming question- Why? Why would a hunter and gatherer culture have the urge to do something that is not needed for survival? Or is part of their perseverance? This inspires our curiosity- The experience of stepping down in a cavernous secluded space, working together to leave marks that represent our existence. By creating an imaginary space and work that expresses the world that we are part of and is part of us, we may begin to understand why those before us left their vitality in the gestures they etched into the stone.

THE CAVE will present paintings and drawings by Nick Borelli, Kiley Ames Klein, Guno Park, and Shawn Yu; sculptural installations by Corinne Beardsley, Ramona Bradley, Jessie Brugger, Ian Healy, Zach Hewitt, Elyse Hradacky, Michael Feld, Alison Kuo and Lavinia Roberts. live performances of the cave ESSENCES by Marissa Metelica (written by Patrick Murray) and Nic Holiber, Robotic creatures by Jason Sho Green, a soundscape designed by musician Garrison York of Open to the Hound, crystal cavern installations, tunnels, chambers, shrines, and many nooks and surprises to discover.

more project information: TheCave2012.blogspot.com

Frontrunner Gallery

59 Franklin St.

NY, NY, 10013


viewing hours are Tu-Su 11-6 by appointment


Thursday, March 15, 2012


sneak peak at the cave!


Come out tomorrow Friday the 16th 6-9!!

The ESSENCES of the cave will be performing, tunnels, crystal chambers and a glorious art experience awaits you...