RSVP for this FREE event via Eventbrite here. Note: Next Monday, September 17 there will be a panel with Dennis Redmoon Darkeem.
Open Sessions artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem will present a performance that celebrates transformation by blending cultural rituals and contemporary expressions. Inspired by indigenous Native American and Urban adornment culture, this performance will create connections between music and radical drawing and head shaving traditions, to create an energetic space. Performing with drawing, razors, beats, sound effects, and death rituals. Darkeem reflects on the connection between inner spirit and outer beauty.
Open Sessions Active Line public programs are co-organized with Open Sessions 2018–2020 artists and bring together artists and audiences in a responsive conversation addressing drawing as a practice both concrete and metaphorical, a space for assertion, conjecture, and digression.
Dennis Redmoon Darkeem is a multimedia artist based in the South Bronx who creates work based on the familiar objects that he views through his daily travels, discovering elements in existing architecture and among everyday items found within the home. Dennis ultimately sets out to express a meaningful story about events in his life and those found within the communities in which he works. His multimedia works allow for great versatility and a rich viewer experience as the eye uncovers the multiple layers that often characterize mixed media art.
This program is made possible by Material for the Arts, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Image: Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Supplies to create 72 Heads, The Drawing Center, 2018, Photo by Willie Torres Jr..