new work by Dan Dutton
Exhibition Dates: January 14 – February 22, 2008
Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, February 15, 2008
Closed Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Faun Dance Performances
Morlan Gallery, Lexington: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at
21c Museum, Louisville: Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 8 p.m. and Friday, February 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Performance length: 55 minutes
Kentucky artist Dan Dutton transforms the Morlan Gallery into an environmental installation based on the Greek myths of Pan and the Nymphs in a collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptural pieces for a Noh theatre-inspired stage within the gallery. Mr. Dutton will also produce a performance art project, where the dancers’ movements enact these mythic creatures, and are guided, in part, by performance methods adapted from the Japanese tea ceremony and Noh theater.
The lyric texts of The Faun are derived from Nonnus, Ovid, the Homeric hymns, Sappho, Mallarme, and Cherokee chant. The music is dance electronica featuring field recordings of native Kentucky insects, birds, and amphibians.
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