Red, Pink, Black
Presented by Stacey Grossfield and STRANGELOOP GALLERY
S T R A N G E L O O P G A L L E R Y & STACY GROSSFIELD PRESENT
Sept. 25 – Oct. 11, 2013
Wednesdays - Fridays @ 8pm and 9pm
@ Strange Loop Gallery
27 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, 347-963-3381
B/D to Grand St, F to East Broadway (between Canal & Hester Streets)
“In a room full of secrets it’s the creatures that matter most.”- Gia Kourlas, NY Times
August 21, 2013 – Stacy Grossfield continues her investigation of dance in unconventional spaces with Red, Pink, Black. Tickets are by required reservation at http://redpinkblack.brownpapertickets.com/ with a suggested donation of -0 at the door. Extremely limited seating.
Note: This work is 30 min. Every 8pm show will be the same as the 9pm, however each show date will present a new dance with differing sections and order of events.
Red, Pink, Black is an ever-shifting bizarre world of moving female sculptures. It is inspired by the emotionality of Mark Rothko's multiform paintings, the power and venerability of the female form, and softcore pornography having its place in modern dance. The work was largely created as solos, concentrated individuals each with their own agendas. In a small room these individuals, or colors blend together and splash apart creating a palpable tension. In this work, you will see ghosts, aliens, blood (or red paint), and museum guards who will protect you from the art.Dancers Nicole Daunic, Stacy Grossfield, and Rebecca Warner perform the work along with “other performers” Judy Iocovozzi and Laura S. Romero. Stacy Grossfield designed the music, costumes and headpiece along with Anders Griffen - music, costumes constructed by Baille Younkman, and headpiece constructed by Alan Calpe. The masks are by mask maker Max Dana.
Stacy Grossfield creates dance works that are conceived by her subconscious. She forms moving images and layers them in space to design disparate beings, beings that happen to inhabit the same place at the same time. She builds worlds that feel familiar in a dream-like fashion, making audiences forget their selves, diving into the imaginary realm.
In October 2012, Grossfield participated in the AUNTS residency at the New Museum. Her last evening-length work, Sugar doesn’t live here, was shown in the Studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in July 2011. It was a first-time collaboration with sculptor Eric Fertman and sound designer Tei Blow. Ten minutes of Sugar in the park was a spin-off piece presented at Riverside Park in the Summer on the Hudson series in September 2011. La Blogotheque’s Derrick Belcham recorded Twelve minutes of Sugar in the park as a dance film with original music by Pietro Amato in September 2012.
Grossfield presented Realty Sandwiches, a collaboration with her brother, filmmaker Joey Grossfield in April 2010. It premiered at Dixon Place as part of the commissioned BRINK series. Reality Sandwiches involved 25 actors with props, a solo by Ms. Grossfield, and Mr. Grossfield’s film, with the same title, playing on a TV onstage. In the Fall of 2010, she created and choreographed a scene inside of RoseAnne Spradlin’s blue liz / the sequel.
She has shown work through AUNTS at Arts@Renaissance, NADA Art Fair, New Museum, and American Realness 2013. She has also shown her work at BAX, BRIC Studio, CATCH, DTW, and Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Grossfield was a 2008-2009 Fresh Tracks artist-in-residence at Dance Theater Workshop. She was mentored by RoseAnne Spradlin in Spradlin’s first mentoring cycle in the Fall of 2009. She has also studied Body Mind Centering and Presence and Performance with Spradlin.
As a performer, she has had the honor of working under the direction of Chase Granoff, Natalie Green, Miguel Gutierrez, Mariah Maloney, Juliette Mapp, & Christine Shallenberg. In 2003, Grossfield commissioned Juliette Mapp to create a solo for her. She holds a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase College.
THE STRANGE LOOP GALLERY
"Strange Loop takes on a new way of entering a gallery with the ability to view the work in an exceptionally experiential space. For every show that is exhibited at Strange Loop, the gallery itself changes its look. Owned and curated by Claire Feury and Alesia Exum Strange Loop's mission allows viewers the experience of looking at the work as enhanced by the décor of the space. Fleury and Exum make a point to showcase exciting, raw, and truthful work while simultaneously giving the viewer a space that makes sense to be in.”