|the hand that moves, 12" x 8.75", collage, 2011
An Exhibition and Performance by Man Bartlett
March 5 – April 9, 2011
SKYDIVE Art Space, Houston, TX
SKYDIVE is pleased to present NEW SOME, an exhibition and performance by New York artist Man Bartlett. For his Texas debut, Bartlett will be exhibiting a selection of his drawings – comprised of thousands of tiny circles or dots – and new collages, which are crafted from travel magazine advertisements of the 1950s and '60s. The drawings invoke themes of order and chaos, while the collages, collectively named the consumables, explore gender/identity mash-ups, retro-consumerism, and travel.
In addition to these works on paper, the artist will be staging #24hClerk, a 24-hour performance from SKYDIVE beginning Saturday, March 5th. As with many of his other performance-based pieces, #24hClerk will involve Bartlett repeatedly performing a specific act for an extended period of time. He will rely on audience participation, via social media, to help shape the performance. (Articles on previous performances: #24hCycle, #class)
Although the drawings, collages, and performance making up NEW SOME are individual bodies of work dealing with their own individual themes, they collectively reinforce the dynamic and meticulous nature of Bartlett's multidisciplinary art practice.
NEW SOME Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 4th, 7–10 pm: Exhibition opens, Reception with the Artist, and Performance by musicians
Chin Xaou Ti Won
Saturday, March 5th – Sunday, March 6th: Bartlett stages #24hClerk, a 24-hour Performance
Saturday, April 9th: Last Day of Exhibition
SKYDIVE Art Space
2041 Norfolk Street, Houston, TX 77098 (map)
Hours: Saturdays, 1–5 pm
Free and open to the public
For additional details from the artist about the work to be exhibited, his #24hClerk performance, and the origin of the exhibition title, please see http://manbartlett.tumblr.com
Man Bartlett received a BA in Theater Studies from Emerson College in 2003. He has exhibited work in New York, Chicago, and Seattle, and will be traveling to Berlin for a performance in May. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory in Queens, New York.
SKYDIVE utilizes an open and collaborative model for producing its programming. It consists of a group of artists and curators that function as advisors to help create shows, invite artists, and collaborate in the programming of the space. Skydive also hosts the Saturday Free School for the Arts, providing a community-programmed school, open in content and free of charge.