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paper chairs proudly presents
Art/Model Show: Subject

the second installation in our performance series exploring the personal stories, cultural perceptions and creative queries surrounding art modeling and live figurative drawing sessions.

8 performances only!
Friday Feb. 26 – Monday Feb. 29, 2016 & Thursday March 3- Sunday March 6th, 2016
at Art.Science.Gallery.
Make your reservations in advance here!

This multi-media production, devised by performers who model in Austin’s visual arts community, layers performance, recorded video interviews of local artists and models, and live figure drawing.  A first installation in the series, titled Art Show/Model Show, was originally produced at The Off Shoot in 2013 and was described as “a fearless combination of humor and poignancy [..with] a unique perspective from behind the canvas” (Broadway World Austin.)

Our 2016 performance digs deeper into individual perspectives, with new cast members and video content that includes broader voices and fresh stories. This version of the Art/Model Show experience includes a host of insights into the timeless exchange between the artist and model.  In this modern world, where the digital image abounds, why do artists still hire live models as subjects? How does a live connection color the creative experience?  How does the relationship with the body affect the way we approach our work, our lives?

This installation is the next chapter in the series’ exploration of the creative process. We’ve added two experienced Austin models to our cast, Brittany Anne Robertson and David G. Robinson, as well as brand new art model/theatre maker/visual artist Annie McCall. We are thrilled to set this performance inside Art.Science.Gallery. at Canopy. By performing this documentary theatre experience in an intimate contemporary art gallery, we bring the audience even closer to the exchange between the artist and model and their exercise in expression, perspective and time.

Art/Model Show: Subject
at Art.Science.Gallery
in the Canopy fine arts complex at 916 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702

Limited seating & only 8 performances!
Friday Feb. 26- Monday Feb. 29, 2016 & Thursday March 3- Sunday March 6th, 2016
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Mon performances at 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm.)
Sunday performances at 3pm (Doors open at 2:30pm)
(The performance is approximately 1 hour 15 min. long, no intermission, no late seating.)

Tickets here!
Sliding scale $15-$25  - Advance reservations strongly recommended!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page & event
Or email: info@paperchairs.com Or call: 512-686-6621

Directed by: Kelli Bland, Meghan Morongova
Performers: Jen Brown, Michelle Keffer, Annie McCall, Brittany Anne Robertson, and David G. Robinson
Stage Manager: Sadie Langenkamp
Technical Design by: Steven Shirey
Video by: Eric Graham, David Soto, and Jorge Sermini
Music Score by: Chris Owen
Production Manager: Dani Pruitt
Producer: Spring Karlo
Featuring interviews and work of Austin’s best figurative artists and models!

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