Tony Orrico

Tony Orrico, "Penwald: 8: 12 by 12 on Knees." Photograph by Juan Carlo. Courtesy of the artist and MARSO gallery, Mexico City.

'Penwald: 8: 12 by 12 on Knees' by Tony Orrico

Student Center

Savannah, GA

120 Montgomery St.

Simulcast at the SCAD Museum of Art 
Matthew Mascotte Theater Plaza
601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia

In "Penwald: 8, 12 by 12 on Knees" Tony Orrico examines and explores his ability to transform his physical and mental endurance into visual compositions, using his body as a tool to outline a full range of motion.

"Penwald Drawings" is series of bilateral drawings in which Orrico uses both of his hands to draw. His performances are specific to a time and place but are not necessarily dependent on an audience. As Orrico contours and varies his positions — standing, kneeling, sitting and lying down — he is able to create marks that are seemingly similar, yet disparate. The end result of these efforts is a composition representing the transfer of the artist's physical and mental energies, an artifact to be left for future audiences.

Presented as part of the 2014 deFINE ART program, Feb. 18-21

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