THE WEEK: APRIL 9-13.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra
http://roulette.org/events/shelley-hirsch-simon-ho-3/
04/02/2012-04/30/2012
8pm-

Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Go: Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score consisting of sound and motion elements. These include tone rows, synthetic scales, melodies, linguistic shapes, intervallic patterns, textural gestures, modes, ragas, maqams, and plainchant. The score serves to provide material for both the improvisations and the orchestrations. Motion and forms and are generated through the application of the composer’s rhythm concept “Cyclic Verticalism” whereby polymeters are combined with additive rhythm cycles.

JAMES GODWIN LUNATIC CUNNING
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/06/2012-04/21/2012
7:30pm-

A semi-autobiographical “mockumentary” from a puppetry and performance art pioneer. Lunatic Cunning mixes experiences from Godwin’s own life—such as his work with Julie Taymor on Across the Universe and appearances on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show, PBS and with Jim Henson’s Muppets. It’s a humorous examination of the occult roots of puppetry and performance art.

I T I N E R A N T Performance Art Festival
http://www.qmad.org/itinerant/
04/06/2012-05/04/2012
3pm-6pm

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, presents ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 5th.

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Tonight at Dean Project.

DEAN PROJECT 511 West 25th Street – No. 207 New York, NY 10001

Till the Break of Dawn Karlos Cárcamo

Exhibition dates: April 7th – May 14th, 2011 Opening reception: Thursday April 7th from 6 to 8pm

Tel. 212.229.2017 Email. info@deanproject.com Gallery hours: Tues – Sat noon-6pm

DEAN PROJECT is pleased to present “Till the Break of Dawn”, an exhibition of new work by New York based artist Karlos Cárcamo, on view from April 7th to March 30, 2011. This is his first solo exhibition with Dean Project.

Karlos Cárcamo will present a new series of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media collages that continue his on-going exploration of urban culture, its history, and the social-dynamic impact it has on all aspects of mainstream popular culture.

Adopting a conceptual process similar to the constructed nature found in hip hop music. Cárcamo incorporates its working methodology as a tool to appropriate or “sample” from, a broad spectrum of art historical sources that include, hard-edge painting, constructivism, geometric abstraction, and neo-concrete art. Cárcamo’s unique blend of work straddle the line between form and content while also paying homage to a diverse group of people that include artists Lygia Clark, Ellsworth Kelly, and Kurt Scwhitters, musician James Brown, The Incredible Bango Band and early graffiti pioneers, Pistol 1, Stan 153, Stay High and Flint 707.

Karlos Cárcamo graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1997 and MFA from Hunter College in 2000. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Bronx, Queens, and The Brooklyn Museum, PS 1 Center for Contemporary Art, Artists Space, Jersey City Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Longwood Art Gallery, White Box, and PS 122 Gallery. He has been awarded residencies to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1998), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2002) and the Lower East Printshop (2009).

For further information please contact DEAN PROJECT at 212.229.2017 or info@deanproject.com