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Performance artist gives a ‘GLIMPSE’ into drama of painting

East Village performance artist/painter Theresa Byrnes will evoke the power and intensity of art making during a performance at Grace Exhibition Space this Friday.

The event is the highlight of her exhibit “GLIMPSE,” which opened at 182 Avenue C, between 11th and 12th Sts., on Feb. 27.

The ongoing show encompasses 20 years of Byrnes’s performance art on surrounding screens and has curated a collection of her works from 2000 to 2021 “that trace a journey toward biodegradable art making.”

“I see the power and beauty in the disregarded and decayed and find freedom, in its purest state — in the mistake,” Byrnes said. “‘Glimpse’ is an opportunity to see and feel the exhilarating moment of mark making, why I am an abstraction addict.”

“GLIMPSE,” the performance, in the artist’s words, “examines the moment of action, of impact, the drama and thrill of painting. It invokes a relentless drive to break through, and inhale the unexpected.”

The performance will be on Fri., April 2, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The indoor audience will be restricted to 12 but there will be ample outdoor seating.

The original score is by Tim Cramer, costume by Bethanty Plymale and set by Eric Rossi. Video will be by Craig Youngren and photography by Paul DeRienzo. The stage manager is Karen Oughtred.

The event will also be livestreamed.

“GLIMPSE,” the exhibition, is open Friday to Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., through April 26.

For more information about Theresa Byrnes, click here.

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