February 6: Saturday Sessions presents Now Playing with performances by Bryan Zanisnik, Noveller, and CHERYL.

Saturday, February 6, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Now Playing: An afternoon of performance by emerging New York artists organized by Melissa Levin.
Order of performances:

4:00pm Bryan Zanisnik

4:30pm Noveller

5:15pm CHERYL
For Saturday Sessions, Bryan Zanisnik will present a new performance, Unshaved Coiffure and Root, that incorporates the artist's parents and the transference of hair. 

Born in Union, New Jersey, Bryan Zanisnik currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a B.A. from Drew University and in 2009 received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. Recent exhibitions include Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; The Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary; The Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL; The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY. Recent screenings include Artists Space, New York, NY; Broadway 1602, New York, NY; Yvon Lambert, New York, NY; Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt, Germany. In 2008 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and in 2007 he was a resident at the Art Omi International Artists Residency. 

Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based sound artist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. She has created music with One Umbrella, Parts & Labor, Nancy Garcia, Cold Cave, Rhys Chatham, and Glenn Branca. Her experimental short films have screened at SXSW, Cinematexas, the 12th Kyoto International Student Film Festival, No Fun: Infinite Sound and Image at the New Museum, and the Women of NY Cinema program at 92Y Tribeca.

CHERYL presents CHERYL (will ruin your life), a HAPPPENINGTM. Video Screening. Dance. Video Shoot. Dance. Dance. Dance. Don a dashiki, dust off your cat mask, comb your wig. Join the CHERYLs for an afternoon of participatory hijinks and museum mayhem.

CHERYL is a video/performance collective that explores the themes of mortality, mania, the feline-human connection, the limits of shoulders, the flammability of dollar-store hair extensions, and the staining power of fake blood. Through themes ranging from topical to bizarre, the CHERYLs revel in the joyous power of dance-induced psychosis/euphoria. CHERYL has been bringing its particular brand of FRESHMAGICKTM to New York City since colonial times, and has since acquired a dedicated cult following and media attention for over-the-top happenings involving outrageous costumes, exuberant dance moves, and participatory dance floor suicide.

Melissa Levin is an independent curator and Program Manager in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Artist Residencies Department. She has curated exhibitions at Cuchifritos Gallery, ISE Cultural Foundation, Andrea Rosen Gallery, LMCC, and Taylor De Cordoba Gallery.




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