January 09, 2017

Sonata for Psyche Tattooing: Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Sonata for Psyche Tattooing: Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto by Robyn Thomas.

Emerging as part of Robyn Thomas's practice-led research in the expression of the multifacetedness of identity through the objects and acts of painting, Sonata is a self-portrayal. Like its musical cousin this physical manifestation of a sonata is brought to life each time it is played through the distinct interpretation of its performer(s) artist, curators or spectators - in the space in which the work is performed. The performer(s) are provided a basic structure of 84 notes cut from each section of the three movements painted on paper and mounted on birch wood panels to be arranged and re-arranged following the tune resonating between the work and performer(s).

Sonata for Psyche Tattooing: Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto runs through February 17 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

image: Robyn Thomas, Sonata for Psyche Tattooing, 2016, ink, acrylic and oil paint, Stonehenge paper, 84 birch wood panels.
Posted by Mark Roth at January 9, 2017 01:01 AM