PENWALD DRAWINGS By Tony Orrico


Penwald Drawings are a series of bilateral drawings  in which Tony Orrico explores the use of his body as a tool of measurement to inscribe geometries through movement and course. The master of each drawing is a conceptual score of Orrico’s efficacious techniques, imposed variables, and specified durations and/or objectives. He explores the limitation of (or the spontaneous navigation within) the sphere of his outstretched arms, considering themes of repetition, locomotion, refraction, and eventual exhaustion. He performs his ideas live as a shared process that yields a unique impression or print of the original concept. Tony Orrico is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer. His Penwald Drawings have been presented and exhibited internationally, attracting attention from prominent collectors and institutions. As a former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts, Orrico has graced such stages as the Sydney Opera House, Teatro La Fenice, New York State Theater, and Théâtre du Palais-Royal. He was also one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramovic during her retrospective at MoMA.  Orrico is currently collaborating with choreographer John Jasperse on a design for the premiere of Canyon at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. For more information we invite you to follow the link bellow the video performance.


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