© Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk
Vocal Gestures

Frederieke Taylor Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition in the gallery's project room of new and historic work by Meredith Monk, the second exhibition of the artist with the gallery. In 1998 Meredith Monk created the exhibition "Shrines" for the gallery, displaying video and audio works as well as drawings and "reliquary" objects.

The "Vocal Gestures" exhibition is part of an eighteen-month celebration of Meredith Monk's 40th year of performing and presenting work in New York. In 1964, Meredith Monk began charting one of the most distinctive careers in the performing arts, making important contributions in many areas, as a composer, singer, filmmaker, and director/choreographer. A pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance", Monk has created over one hundred works in more than thirty years.

She has received numerous Awards, Fellowships and Honorary Degrees, and, in 1995, her contributions to the cultural landscape were recognized with the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Award. Recently, her music was honored in New York's Lincoln Center Festival and her works were performed at the Wexner Center, The Walker Arts Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Dance Festival, as well as in many other venues in the United States, Europe and Asia.

In all of her work, Monk has sought to break down the boundaries between performance and the visual arts. In 1967, she created her first multi-media installation for the Judson Gallery, and her installations have been seen in museums and theatres ever since. In 1996, she was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition, "Meredith Monk: Archeology of an Artist", at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. In 1998, she was featured in the exhibition "Art Performs Life" at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Exhibition: January 7 - February 5, 2005
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 11am - 6pm

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