Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Karen Reedy Dance returns to the Torpedo Factory June 9!

(image credit: Lois Greenfield)

Target Gallery is excited to be working with Karen Reedy Dance (KRD) again for another dance/exhibition collaboration!

In response to our "In the Flesh 3" exhibit KRD will perform at 8pm on June 9, immediately following the Target Gallery reception.

Karen Reedy Dance will explore the physical body and highlight the human condition through a rich movement language of gesture and raw physicality, inspired by the exhibition.

Karen Reedy Dance (KRD) embodies the creative spirit and elegant grace that make dance a transformative art form. KRD is an Alexandria based professional contemporary dance company devoted to nurturing artists through the exploration of new work and collaboration with other art forms, in both traditional live performance and site-specific venues. In looking towards the evolution of performance, this company aims to create an environment to celebrate, nurture and promote the artistic field of dance.

This site-specific performance in conjunction with the Target Gallery exhibition,
In the Flesh 3, marks the fourth collaboration between KRD and the Torpedo Factory and the third collaboration between KRD and the Target Gallery. This intimate new work explores the physical body and highlights the human condition through a rich movement language of gesture and raw physicality, inspired by the visual work in the exhibition.

In July, 2010, KRD performed a work created for
Art in Balance: Rhythm and Repetition, presented by the Target Gallery. For the Pink Line Project, Kate Mattingly wrote, "One of the most memorable events I saw in 2010 was a site-specific collaborative performance at the Torpedo Factory in July that brought together visual artists (Alison Sigethy and Marsha Staiger), a choreographer (Karen Reedy) and a composer (Jeff Franca) with dancers, a kayaker (Sigethy) and an audience that drew a path from the dock to the galleries. It was magical, creative, and on an otherwise overcast day, brought a glimpse of light and beauty."

This one-evening only performance is not to be missed!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

In The Flesh 3 - Opens this Saturday!

Exhibition Dates: May 21 - June 26, 2011
Reception: June 9th, 6-8pm - Gallery talk with Dr. Jamie Smith @7pm
Special Performance: Karen Reedy Dance @8pm

In the Flesh 3
returns after popular demand; this is an exhibition that examines contemporary figurative art. An all media exhibit that invites artists nationally and internationally to submit work for consideration that includes the human figure as its subject. Our juror for this exhibit is Dr. Jamie Smith curator and partner of Conner Contemporary in Washington DC and Co-Director of (e)merge Art Fair. In Dr. Smith’s statement, the 21 artists selected for this exhibition enhance our understanding of the vulnerabilities, dilemmas and strengths of the flesh by reflecting our humanity in their art.