JUNE 18, 2017 6-8PM

SITUATIONS ATHENS opens Sunday, June 18th, 2017. The exhibition consists of a collaborative performance featuring choreography, costumes and artworks by Amanda Friedman, Delia Gonzalez, and Rich Porter. Riffing on the Galway Kinnell poem, The Bear, a dancer connects daily experience to larger poetic, spiritual and cultural forces. Kinnell’s socially-engaged verse seeks an essential human nature, often by engaging the natural and animal worlds. In this presentation, the dancer improvises dance steps outlined in the poem and directed by the artwork that surrounds her.

The performance occurs in conjunction with the opening at Aetopoulos curated by Pali Kashi. 

AMANDA FRIEDMAN currently lives and works in New York City. She completed her MFA in Painting at The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2016 where she was awarded the Hartog Travel Grant. She has exhibited at SITUATIONS, New York; Miller Gallery, New York; Jackie Klempay, Brooklyn; U.S. Blues, Brooklyn; SOUTHFIRST Gallery, Brooklyn; and Essex Flowers, New York. In 2013 Peradam published her artist book, Because Nothing Ends, and in 2014 Miniature Garden published her artist book (in collaboration with Ariel Dill and Denise Schatz), Drawing Hilma Af Klint.

DELIA GONZALEZ is a musician and artist, based in Athens, Greece. Her disciplines include composer, filmmaker, dancer/choreographer, sculptor, painter & performance artist. Her musical career with DFA Records began in 2004 when the label released the 12” single “Relevee,” followed by the album of cosmic acid-house “The Days of Mars,” with her then musical partner Gavin Russom. She has exhibited work at PS1 MoMA, New York; Daniel Reich Gallery, New York; Schmidt & Handrup, Berlin/Cologne; Galleria Fonti, Naples; Peres Projects, Los Angeles; and Lisa Ruyter, Vienna. She is in the collections of MoMA, New York; Warhol Foundation, New York; Migros Museum, Switzerland; Ernesto Esposito Collection, Italy; The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens. Her artwork is currently on display at the Breeder Gallery, Athens.

RICH PORTER (b.Providence, RI) is a Brooklyn-based artist and musician. He graduated with an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited and he has performed live, organized screenings, and performed throughout the US and Europe. Most recently his work has been seen in Casino Caberet at Safe Gallery, Brooklyn and Anthem of the Sun at Canada Gallery, New York.