‘GUTS’ Exhibit Opens Tonight at Abrons Art Center
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GUTS Exhibit, Abrons Art Center
It’s all guts all glory starting tonight at the Abrons Art Center at the Henry Street Settlement. Co-curated by George Terry and Jonathan Durham, GUTS explores risky business through a variety of mediums. An exercise in pushing the envelope to produce compelling new pieces, of which have not previously been displayed in New York.
The introductory blurb sums up the objective nicely:
GUTS are the slippery viscera of courage, nerve, and audacity. Quite possibly the most vital trait an artist can have. The artists in this exhibition embrace the irreversibility of pushing themselves through the most narrow of passageways. The choices they make come with great risk of failure to materials, concept, reputation, and body. Risk takers, however, at times achieve the highest results and deserve the most respect.
Artist lineup includes Amanda Alfieri, Brent Birnbaum, Alberto Borea, Abigail Deville, George Ferrandi, Nate Hill, Irvin Morazan, William Powhida, Letha Wilson. There’s also an essay written by A.E. Benenson that references Chris Burden: Extreme Measures, currently on display at the New Museum.
The exhibit runs from December 6 – December 31. Opening reception is tonight from 6-8pm, with performances by Amanda Alfieri, Brent Birnbaum, and Nate Hill. For more specifics, head to the Abrons Art Center.