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May 7 2011
New York Per4mances #1
Photo:Ariana Page Russell

Sat May 7, 7pm-10pm

Rafael Sanchez
Peter Dobill
Ariana Page Russell
David Boylan

Please join us for an amazing night of New York's most experimental performance artists. This will be the first of two nights of New York performance artists at MEME in May.

Rafael Sanchez:
Title: I love Audre Lorde
BIO: Rafael Sanchez (b. Newark, New Jersey, 1978) is a performance artist who often takes his work to the streets and other unconventional spaces. In his performances, Sanchez frequently subjects his body to extreme stress and pain to materialize ideas of memory, spirituality and endurance. In an early work titled Back to Africa (2000), Sanchez wandered around New Jersey in white face, carrying a suitcase and waiting for a bus that never arrived. In a more recent work, Calienté/Frio (2007) the artist traced the migration process of two women from Cuba to America during the 1960s. The artist, dressed in a light colored suit and hat and carrying a packed suitcase, submerged himself in a tub of water that alternated between near boiling and below freezing as interviews with the two Cuban women played in the background.

Peter Dobill:
Title: AD UNUM
BIO: Born in New Zealand, Peter Dobill is a Brooklyn, NY based artist. He received his BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004 in addition to receiving the 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Grant.
Dobill co-founded and curates the annual Maximum Perception Performance Festival in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed and exhibited in galleries/venues including Exit Art, NY, NY; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY; Open Realization Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China, and Rockefeller University, NY, NY.

Ariana Page Russell:
Title: Blouse
BIO: Ariana Page Russell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle with an MFA in photography. Recently she's had solo exhibitions at Platform Gallery in Seattle and Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her next one is in November 2011 at Magnan Metz in New York City. She has also shown at SHOWstudio SHOP in London; Henry Art Gallery, SOIL Gallery, and Gallery 4Culture in Seattle; and Schroeder Romero and Tompkins Projects in New York City. Recent press and publications include the Seattle Times, The Stranger, Photo+ Magazine in Korea, ABC News 20/20, <VISION> Magazine in China, and the monograph 'Dressing' published by Decode Books. http://arianapagerussell.com/

David Boylan:
Title: The Light in My Eyes
Bio: David Bodhi Boylan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work deals with the connection between emotional instability and material decay. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. http://davidbodhiboylan.com/home.html














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