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dances go beyond compelling movement to stir hearts and minds.”

Kimi Nikaidoh

Painting by Ian Davenport at the Dallas Contemporary

Painting by ian davenport. Photo by kevin todora.

Bruce Wood®'s Echoes of Enchantment

echoes of enchantment. Photo by sharen bradford

Kimberly Osberg
Bruce Wood Dance artisitic director Joy Bollinger

kimberly osberg

joy bollinger. Photo by brian guilliaux.

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Ian Davenport's painting at the Dallas Contemporary

Painting by ian davenport. Photo by kevin todora.

Ian Davenport painting in the Dallas Contemporary.

Painting by ian davenport. Photograph by kevin todora.

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Saturday, March 2 I 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Dallas Contemporary

161 Glass Street I Dallas, TX 75207

$15 for Dallas Contemporary members

$20 for non-members

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Bruce Wood Dance and Dallas Contemporary are proud to present an evening of dance inside Ian Davenport’s exhibition, Horizons. Performed within contemporary art galleries, the evening is a multi–disciplinary and layered approach to exploring contemporary visual art, music, and dance as one. Dancers will directly engage with Davenport’s large-scale, dripped paintings. During the performance, musicians from Trio Kavanáh will perform composer Kimberly Osberg’s new work, Interplay, to new choreography.

A wine reception will begin at 6:30 PM. The performance starts promptly at 7:00 PM.

For additional information, please contact: learning@dallascontemporary.org or info@brucewooddance.org.

Bruce Wood®'s Echoes of Enchantment

echoes of enchantment. Photo by sharen bradford.

“This opportunity to partner with the Dallas Contemporary is tremendously exciting. We get to layer Bruce Wood®’s work with the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Horizons exhibit by Ian Davenport, as well as take part in movement creation to the music of Kimberly Osberg—played live by Trio Kavanáh. It’s an artist’s playground you won’t want to miss,” said Joy Bollinger, BWD’s artistic director.

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IAN Davenport

The colorful drips of paint in Ian Davenport’s paintings create multi-layered sets of information for viewers to absorb, process, and consider. More concerned with the function of paint as a material than with standard color theory, the work ultimately questions the practice of painting.

Horizons presents a group of works mapping the ongoing development of the artist’s career. Demonstrating his interest in the theatrics of painting, influence from American abstract painters such as Jackson Pollock and Brice Marden can be found in these bodies of works. The emergence of post-conceptualism in the 1970s ensured complete freedom from the constraints of pure painting technique. Davenport’s process of dripping paint onto metal sheeting results in repetitive lines, imbuing the paintings with a sense of anonymity. Though his presence remains firmly in the background, this aesthetic forces viewers to actively look at the painting.

Ian Davenport lives and works in London. He holds a BA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991, for which he remains the youngest-ever nominee. His work is included in many public collections such as the Tate in London; Centre Pompidou in Paris; and the Dallas Museum of Art here in Dallas. Davenport has exhibited internationally over the past two decades, with solo exhibitions in Geneva and Saõ Paulo, and in various group shows, including the Royal Academy, London. Most recently, his monumental work, Giardini Colourfall, was included in the 2017 Venice Biennale in Italy.

 

DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and fresh ideas from regional, national, and international artists. Modeled after European art centers and located in an industrial building in the Design District, Dallas Contemporary is one of the only institutions of its kind in the United States, offering temporary exhibitions, important lectures and seminal learning programs. Dallas Contemporary is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

KIMBERLY OSBERG

Kimberly Osberg, originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is an active composer now based in Dallas, Texas. Her work at IU Jacobs School for Music ignited her career as an interdisciplinary collaborator, with prolific experience in dance, film, opera, visual arts, environmental installations, theater, and concert music across the country. In addition to her collaborations, she also has attended a number of premiere music festivals as a fellowship composer, including Tanglewood BUTI, the New York Summer Music Festival, the Rocky Ridge Music Festival, IRCAM’s Manifeste, Brevard Music Festival, and the Aspen Summer Music Festival.

Osberg most recently acted as one of the two featured composers for the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble’s James Tenny Memorial Symposium, premiering several works over the course of the week–long festival. She is also an active high school music clinician, giving lectures and clinics on her work and contemporary music to high school music programs throughout the country. This season will include premieres around the world, including new works for solo instruments, band, a short operetta, a tour in Tokyo, Japan, and a premiere with the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

 

TRIO KAVANÁH

Kavanáh is an ancient Hebrew word for “intention of the heart,” and Trio Kavanáh believes in pushing the limits of classical music in modern times. Using amazing venues, unique repertoire, and technology, the members engage audiences on a personal level by providing a complete musical experience. After meeting at Juilliard and playing together in the Dallas opera, Grace Wollett (violin) and Danny Goldman (clarinet) partnered with Dr. Trevor Hale (piano) to form the ensemble. Recent concerts include Hamon Hall at the Winspear, a Steinway Hall tour, and a charity concert atop Reunion Tower. The trio is currently partnering with SamsungVR (virtual reality) to bring concerts into the public’s hands via state–of–the art mobile technology. For more information, please visit triokavanah.com.

 

 

 

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