Extra Spectral Artists’ Reception with Bianca Beck and Sascha Braunig
7:00p performance by Karen Azoulay
Join us on Saturday, Nov 23rd, for an artists’ reception with Bianca Beck and Sascha Braunig for Extra Spectral, followed by a special performance by Karen Azoulay at 7p.
Extra Spectral is a collaborative exhibition between Bianca Beck and Sascha Braunig, both artists whose individual practices investigate power, the body, and transformation. While sharing past sketchbooks and forgotten studies with one another, each artist chose which paintings and sculptures the other would make next — exchanging control over this formative phase in one another’s processes.
Karen Azoulay’s Flower Poem combines razzle-dazzle showmanship with introspective vulnerability. Throughout the performance, a floral theme is used to explore ideas of transformation. Attempts to amaze with tricks of magical illusion are bound to land with various levels of skillful accuracy and clumsy failure.
Karen Azoulay (b. 1977, Toronto, ON, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working within the intersection of sculpture and performance. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, C Magazine, Vogue and Hyperallergic. Solo exhibitions include Essex Flowers (New York), Drew University (Madison, New Jersey), CUE Art Foundation (New York) and Mercer Union (Toronto). Recent exhibitions include Erin Stump Projects (Toronto), Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit) and Jarvis Hall (Calgary). Her performances have been staged at Art in General (New York), Kerry Schuss Gallery (New York) and The Power Plant (Toronto). She is currently based in Brooklyn.