August | qUest: Nina Be, Isabel Castellvi, Shaleigh Comerford, Catherine Howard, Stacy Kirby, and Madelyn Sovern
***PLEASE NOTE: The PPG goes to a summer schedule during the months of June, July, and August. We will be open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am–6pm, with extended hours during special events. Please call 919-660-3622 for any inquiries***
Friday, August 19-Saturday, August 20
The performance will begin at 8pm on Friday and culminate with a reception beginning at 7pm on Saturday. All are welcome at any time during the performance. The gallery will be open for the full 24-hour period. For more information please call 919-660-3622.
qUest wiRx creates installations in response to the conditions of a technology-driven world. Meditative movements, dance, painting, scribed art, textiles, photography, music, and sonic resonance themed around the four elements will transform the Power Plant Gallery into a sanctuary that nourishes the many layers of being.
Ether::August 4-6, 2016
singing bowls, sonic affects, clouds, sky, fans, weaving, words, voice, masks, steam, breathing masts, listening
Fire::August 11-13, 2016
charcoal, projections, heart beat, exquisite corpse, latex, fingertips, ashes, columns, burnt edges, warmth togetherness
Water::August 18-20, 2016
iridescence, barrels, tunics, puddles, drips, watercolor, skating, dye, dipping, pelvic bowl, bathing, tenderness
Earth::August 25-27, 2016
seeds, mountains, enchanted gardens, forests, clay, mounds, bark, building, foundations, enveloping, stillness
For more information about qUest wiRx, visit www.nina-be.com
This summer, the Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, inaugurates a residency program for individual artists and artist groups. Three separate one-month public studio residencies will be held in June, July, and August at the 1,500-square-foot gallery, located at the historic American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.
A laboratory for documentary and experimental art practices, the Power Plant Gallery promotes creative work while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts in society. In this spirit, the gallery will hold open hours Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. during the summer residencies to foster public interest in the art-making process, not just the final product. Artists-in-residence will be encouraged to engage with the public during open hours, exploring the full relationship between artist and audience, and will have full access to the gallery space during the rest of the week.