Time: June 13, 2010 from 1pm to 7pm
Location: Alice Chilton Gallery
Street: 147 Roebling
City/Town: Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC
Website or Map: http://www.alicechiltongaller…
Event Type: gallery, exhibition, with, video, photos
Organized By: Alice Chilton Gallery
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2010
FRIDAY, JUNE 11– SUNDAY, JULY 4
Reception Opening: FRIDAY, JUNE 11
ALICE CHILTON GALLERY is proud to present Jolt! The second part of Myk Henry’s retrospective, outlining the works of this prolific and challenging artist.
We Feature Performance-Related Materials: Limited-Edition Prints And Videos
Myk Henry was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Williamsburg in 1986. He quickly became involved in the bohemian art scene and was responsible for organizing many large scale multi-media warehouse extravaganzas during Williamsburg’s pre-gentrification “Golden Era”. Henry was a pioneer of the “immersionist” movement which encouraged the public to touch art and discover their own creative abilities through experimentation.
In 1994 he moved to Geneva, Switzerland where he lived for 10 years and obtained a MFA from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Geneve (the school of visual arts) in 2002. He has won many of Switzerland’s top awards for contemporary art.
Mediums such as new media installation, sound sculpture, video and performance are used by Henry to engage the public and bring them to a heightened level of awareness about their own personal values and viewpoints. Provocation is used as a tool to jolt the spectator out of their normal comfort zone which creates an arena where various political issues, social stigmas, and stereotypes are questioned.
His performance work often requires the participation of the public. Henry believes that it is important for both the artist and spectator to be directly involved in the questioning process. He is especially interested in the thin divide between public and private space and through his artwork investigates the gauge of this boundary.
Myk Henry presented Jolt! Part One at Grace Exhibition Space, encompassing a wide range of video installations, performance documentation and several intriguing live performances.
ALICE CHILTON GALLERY is a new gallery specializing in Performance Art with live performances plus performance-related materials: limited-edition prints, videos and catalogues and artifacts.
The Alice Chilton Gallery is run by Jill McDermid, Director of the Grace Exhibition Space for live Performance Art: