per square foot
Performance & Installation exhibition
curated by Susan Begy
May 17, 2013
7 – 10 pm
Jessica Bowman & Jamie Sneider, Jenn Brantley, Tré Chandler, Cathleen Cueto II & Graham McKeon, Alejandro Guzman, Pooneh Maghazehe, Austin Tyson & Ryan VanCompernolle
Living rooms. Life choices Space constraints. The living room can be the center of a household’s activities. Or it is the room with the most lavish décor—a shrine to good taste with very little actual living. Or a place to pay attention to something—pop culture, high culture, spiritual, technological, or sexual. Where we live is where we take care of our bodies, our desires, our fears, our families. Where we sooth our stressed-out souls, perform necessary tasks, or let loose. Living space is at a premium in NYC so we pack a lot of living into a small space. Through performance and installation each artist in per square foot investigates an aspect of living in a designated (and yes, small) space at The Shirey for a one-night stand, so to speak.