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

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

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

All deFINE ART lectures, receptions and events are free and open to the public.