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ACTS ARE FOR ACTORS

 

Curated by Ana Cardoso

 

SONIA ALMEIDA, ANA CARDOSO, CLEOPATRA’S,

MIRA DANCY, ALISON FOX, AMY GRANAT,

TAMAR HALPERN, JACOB KASSAY, ANYA KIELAR,

ALISON KNOWLES, HANNA SANDIN,

JOAO SIMOES, ALEXANDRE SINGH

 

11 June – 18 July, 2010

Reception:  Thursday 10 June, 2010 6-8 PM

 

Southfirst is proud to present “Acts are for Actors,” a group show presenting work by Sonia Almeida, Ana Cardoso, Cleopatra's, Mira Dancy, Alison Fox, Amy Granat, Tamar Halpern, Jacob Kassay, Anya Kielar, Alison Knowles, Hanna Sandin, Joao Simoes, and Alexandre Singh. The exhibition will be on view from 11 June – 18 July, 2010.

 

Ana Cardoso writes: "Acts are for Actors refers to abstraction as a process or capacity that reveals an ongoing performance in every object, material form or diagram. An artist is an actor. The works in the show have in common the fact that their presence is revealed as a fact of material manipulation and time convergence. They are all residues of actions and meta-actions. As Stella Adler used to say, 'We are what we do, not what we say.'" 

 

This is Ana Cardoso’s second presentation at the gallery. She previously had a solo show at Southfirst in 2008 and has shown extensively at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York.

 

SOUTHFIRST is located at 60 N6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn between Wythe and Kent Avenues. Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday from 1-6 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue.  For more information, please contact Florian Altenburg at 718 599 4884 or info@southfirst.org.