Zoya Tommy Gallery presents "Your Presence Is Required"
"Your Presence Is Required" is an invitational exhibition featuring a performance curated by Daniela Antelo and recent works by artists Elise Weber, Kyla Crawford, James Radcliffe and gallery artist Gil Rocha. The exhibition is based around the performance titled "Better On The Outside" by Antelo which complements the works surrounding it. As a collective the artists explore the subject matter of fabric, texture, and the female form.
"Better On The Outside" consists of two dancers, Daniela Antelo and Anasheh Partiai, who will perform with large pieces of fabrics. The fabric will be arranged throughout the main gallery floor with the dancers underneath them. As they move throughout the space the dancers will create textures and the fabric will abstract the shape of the female form. This exchange between cloth and figure will culminate as the fabrics completely overtake the dancers.
Accompanying Antelo's performance will be the photographs of Elise Weber, the textile works of Kyla Crawford, texture paintings of James Radcliffe and the fabric sculptures of Gil Rocha. Rocha also unveiled a new art piece created specifically for this exhibition.