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Tony Orrico: Penwald: 15: fourths and quarters

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Tony Orrico is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer whose work merges the act of drawing with choreographic gesture and bio-geometrics. Evocative of the graphite wall drawings of Sol LeWitt, action painting, and Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man,” Orrico’s “Penwald Drawings” have been presented and exhibited internationally in galleries, performance venues, and public spaces. His work reflects upon the limitations and awe-inspiring possibilities of man as machine, where subtle “imperfections” in the final drawings reveal the intervention of human presence in an otherwise mathematically precise choreographic gesture.

Orrico’s work is in the collection at the National Academy of Sciences and he will present a commissioned drawing at MUAC, Mexico City, in September for their permanent collection. He recently collaborated with choreographer John Jasperse on a design for Canyon, presented at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Orrico is a former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts, and was one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramović during her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sponsors

This program is made possible, in part, through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Lead Sponsor

Funding for “Ghosts in the Machine” is provided by the David Bermant Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.

The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David and Hermine Heller.

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