Between The Acts

November 21 – 22, 2009

Parlour No. 10, Between The Acts, is curated by Jennifer Dudley and features the work of Lara Allen, Timothy Hull, Selena Kimball, Mary Reid Kelley, Jessica Slaven, Spirit Tours and Steven Thompson. The works presented in this evening of domestic theater pause on the threshold between deception and revelation by performing transformative illusions, while simultaneously conceding the methods by which those illusions are sustained. Messages from the past are transmitted, the future is divined, secrets are confessed, and perceptions are contradicted as the viewer is cast as both participant and spectator. Between The Acts will be hosted by Megha Gupta, Alison Duffy and Robert Rhee in their Brooklyn home.

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Parlour No. 11: Between the Acts, curated by Jennifer Dudley, hosted by Megha Gupta, Alison Duffy and Robert Rhee in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Installation view. On wall: Selena Kimball, Untitled, 2009, ink, graphite, charcoal on paper, ladder, 95 x 72 inches.  On table (left to right): Jessica Slaven, Ouija 3 (2006), Eighty (2007), Eszett (2008 – Present), all watercolor and gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches

Installation view.

Selena Kimball, Untitled, 2009, ink, graphite, charcoal on paper, ladder, 95 x 72 inches.

Left: Spirit Tours: Future 86, 2006, fiberglass skull, woods, interactive web-based computer program, projection, foam finger, sign letters, pennants, dimensions variable. Right: Steven Thompson, Untitled, 2009, site-specific, mixed media installation, dimensions variable

Several of Lara Allen’s chalk drawings

Steven Thompson, Untitled, 2009, site-specific, mixed media installation, dimensions variable

Installation view (Detail): Steven Thompson, Untitled, 2009, site-specific, mixed media installation, dimensions variable

Jessica Slaven, Bad Feelings, 2009, facilitated interaction with sculpture, 35 x 13 x 13 inches, also variable

Opening night

Opening night (did the camera detect a spirit?)

Opening night. Featured artist Selena Kimball in red

Opening night. Left to right: Leslie Rosa-Stumpf, Jennifer Dudley, Megha Gupta, Ciara Gilmartin and Dave Hardy of Spirit Tours