TWO SHOWS EACH NIGHT 6pm/8pm
limited seating, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
59 Franklin St.
NY, NY, 10013
viewing hours are Tu-Su 11-6 by appointment