Eran Hanlon's Void April's Exhibition at NuMovement VOID, By Eran Hanlon Nu Movement, 716 University Avenue (Atlantic Street Side), Rochester NY 14607 Opening Reception: April 1, 6-9pm; April 1 - May 7th CLOSING RECEPTION: May 6th, 6-9pm For more information please see: http://numvmnt.com/ Gallery hours are available by appointment only or by attending classes. For an appointment please contact (585)704-2889- or fill out the Contact form .
"VOID stems from artist Eran Hanlon's on-going research into body as art, and the generative and multimedia process of transforming movement into still art into live performance. The digital image exhibition of this project presents a minimalist aesthetic: blending the human body and aspects of nature within an ambient and surreal environment. A live performance premieres during the opening reception on April 1st by Hanlon Dance & Company: featuring a duet by Alaina Olivieri and Hanlon. This duet develops out of the digital images of VOID, as well as Hanlon's newest project 'Through the Roof of Your Mouth,' which explores sexuality & violence. (Performance showings at 7pm and 8pm)"
Eran Hanlon and Alaina Olivieri will be doing another performance during the Closing Reception of VOID May 6th, from 6-9pm-which is on Rochester NY's First Friday. "First Friday Rochester's monthly citywide gallery night" happens every (you guessed it) First Friday. To view a listing of these sites, to learn more about First Friday Rochester, or to register your gallery/art studio", visit http://www.firstfridayrochester.org/ ).
It is a pleasure to collaborate and present the artwork of Eran Hanlon for his first solo exhibition in Rochester NY. Eran's series of photographs, titled Urushi(ol) (2011) were featured in an article and on the cover of Metropolitan Magazine in winter 2013. This cover was one of the most exciting cover's from their publication because it strayed from the conservatively acceptable norm. The perspective was unique and unsettling. Eran's image, titled the "Arc Between Two Deaths," featured a portrait of man with an open mouth. The image, (like Eran's recent work), is ghostly, haunting, mesmerizing and intriguing at the same time.
The dark images are haunted by melancholic, solitary undertones. Organic, gritty and minimalist the viewer is beckoned to question the relationship of the individual in the image to the isolation enveloping the human form. The sense of displacement, vulnerability and the journey are all subdued by the position and poise of the form in the portraits. Eran's work churns the soul of the insipid viewer conjuring feelings of unease, intrigue and inquiry.
Eran's choreography builds on this sensation creating an atmosphere which is charged by the primal and carnal energy between Eran and Alaina. These two dance to a dialogue of strong sexual and power/control tones. The exchange of energy between one another is distinct- one partner often pushing control upon the other. The twisting and close contact leading into the quiet and peaceful moments reminiscent of the calm in a turbulent relationship.
The piece leaves viewers in momentary silence as they regain their bearings and attempt to digest the weight, the abstract messages and the emotions conveyed throughout the performance.
Definitely one to see- please visit NuMovement, May 6th (Address and Information Above). Performance at 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Admission is free and open to the general public. All prints are for Sale. 100% of the proceeds go to the artist and support Hanlon Dance & Co.
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