The Off Shoot (adjacent to The Off Center) Austin, TX
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paper chairs proudly presents ART SHOW/ MODEL SHOW, a play about art modeling and the creative/human questions found in a figurative drawing session.
ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW aspires to be: an honest representation of this (usually) very private world, a life drawing session, a living gallery, an exercise in perspective and time, a conversation about the purpose of art in society, and an intimate look at the singular relationship between the artist and model in the creative process.
Most people can recognize the figure of the Venus de Milo, but we know little about the model behind the artwork. The same can be said of almost all figurative art models throughout history and on both global and local levels. ART SHOW/ MODEL SHOW asks "who are these people?" and gives voice to the artist and model by investigating various folds of art modeling, including the physical experience, the contemporary and historical context, and the personal queries one can encounter.
ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW is a multi-media performance that has been in development over the past year, earning a listing as one of the "Six stops to make your 2012 East Austin Studio Tour extra special" from Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires and running a workshop performance in FronteraFest's Mi Casa es su Teatro. Devised by performers who work as models in Austin's visual arts community, this collaborative performance is also an exploration in documentary theatre, with interviews of local artists and models as well as live drawing and painting. It will also include a gallery show, curated by the Austin artists who hire these models.
Devised by: Kelli Bland, Meghan Morongova, Michelle Keffer, Jorge Sermini and Jen Brown Directed by: Kelli Bland, Meghan Morongova Assistant Director: Rachel Dendy Technical Director/Design By: Steven Shirey Video by: Eric Graham, Tag Simler, Eliot Haynes, Jorge Sermini Featuring interviews and work of: Jennifer Balkan, Eve Larson, Dave Larson, Chris Chappell, David Ohlerking, Karen Maness, Matt Stavsrowsky, Pablo Taboada, George Anderson, Steve Dubov, Heather Tolleson, and more!
Performances: Thurs, Fri, & Sat: Aug 29- Sept 14th (Special Sunday Benefit Performance Sept 8th.) At The Off Shoot. 2221 Hidalgo Street. All Shows start at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. The show is a approximately an hour long. AND THERE IS NO LATE SEATING!
Tickets (all general admission): All Thursdays: $10 discount tickets Friday & Saturdays: sliding scale $15-$25 Sept 8th Benefit Performance: $10 tickets seating is limited (only 50 seats) so buy your tickets now! For more info, please visit: www.paperchairs.com https://www.facebook.com/events/204161983077224/ Or call 512-686-6621 (must be 18+ to attend. There will be nudity.)
The Off Shoot (adjacent to The Off Center) (View)
2211 A Hildalgo
Austin, TX 78702