Fredric Snitzer Gallery, 1540 NE Miami Court, is presenting Dance Constructions, a solo exhibition of new sculptures and prints by Miami-based artist Amanda Keeley through Oct. 19.
In Dance Constructions, Keeley continues her exploration into the history of choreography and dance notation, as well as the ways in which movement of the body can be designated as living architecture. The exhibition’s publication opens with the statement, “think of your body and the shape it makes in space,” challenging the viewer to become a participant as they enter the room.
Keeley has created a suite of five geometric, sculptural forms for the show, each of which corresponds to a specific range of motion in the body. Throughout the exhibition the sculptures will be activated by the movement of dancers, the sculptures then delineating the connection that develops between the object and the human figure. Within this environment Keeley’s work probes the relationship between abstract composition, the human body, time, and space in the field of architecture. Keeley worked with choreographer Marissa Alma Nick who provided notational scores for each sculpture that Keeley incorporated into the installation. Also featured is a soundtrack by composer Giles Martin.
Keeley also has created an artist’s book, Dance Instructions, to complement the exhibition and provide further information to audience members seeking to engage with the sculptures. The installation will be activated several times throughout the exhibition with dates to be announced.
Keeley received her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Art & Design in 1998. Recent exhibitions include de la Cruz Collection, Miami; Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami; Locust Projects, Miami; UNTITLED Fair, Miami, and Fitzroy Gallery, NYC. She is the recipient of NYFA’s Blackburn Fellowship for Printmaking, and recently completed artist residencies at Kala Institute, Berkeley, and Lower East Side Printshop, NYC.