Hamilton, NJ – Steven Weisz, founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, has brought numerous dance programs to Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) over the past twelve years. His newest international project, Graffito Works (translated as “little scribbles” of movement) will premiere at the Anniversary Arts Party on June 6, 2015 at 2:00pm at GFS.
Graffito Works is a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public. Work is created in non-traditional spaces, challenging artists to push the boundaries of their craft, while making their work relevant and accessible to a wider audience.
The performance on June 6th will feature improvisational dance with movement that is spontaneously created and inspired by the exhibition In The Forest Drawn of Metal by artist Robert Lobe, currently on display in GFS’s West Gallery. New Jersey/New York based artist Robert Lobe has created textured and anodized aluminum wall reliefs, made by hammering sheets of aluminum over natural forms in a technique similar to the tradition of repoussé. The exhibition will also feature two wall sculptures that incorporate the noted paintings of New York based painter Kathleen Gilje in a series titled Forest Projects: Collaborative Works with Kathleen Gilje.
The dancers of Graffito Works will create movement that examines the textural nuances in nature, explores the creation of mimetic shells of originals, grounding and formation of roots, and the use of space along with an interplay of the unnatural and unpredictable in the physical world.
The Graffito Works’ performance is being held in conjunction with GFS’s birthday celebration. This fun-filled annual event will also feature drop-in workshops for children, performances, free ice cream and cake, and everyone’s favorite, a peacock calling contest!
Grounds For Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre not-for-profit sculpture park and arboretum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features more than 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in five indoor galleries. With rich educational offerings, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, the park is open year-round. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. For hours, admission prices, and a calendar of events, visit www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Asimina Chremos – Lee Fogel – Meg Foley – Loren Groenendaal – Beau Hancock – Adam Kerbel – JungWoong Kim – Megan Mazarick – Marion Ramirez – Jenny Sawyer – Zornitsa Stoyanova
Improvisational Dance Performance
June 6, 2015 at 2:00pm, West Gallery
Anniversary Arts Party | Robert Lobe Exhibition: In The Forest Drawn of Metal
Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ.
Free with park admission
www.graffitoworks.com | www.groundsforsculpture.org