Exhibition by EFAS Member MORGAN O'HARA

One more delicious performance has been added to the schedule: Joan Grubin on April 29 from 3 -4 om.
The show has been extended until 30 April. You can see it 24/7 through the storefront windows.
The LAB at the Roger Smith Hotel on the NE corner of 47th and Lexington.

MORGAN O'HARA and Friends at the LAB  2 - 30 April 2010

Morgan O’Hara’s Live Transmission drawings track, in real time, the vital movement of living beings, transcending both figuration and abstraction, executing a direct neural translation from one human action into another. Drawing methodically with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, as time-based performance, O'Hara condenses movement into accumulations of graphite line which combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the unbound sensuality of spontaneous gesture. In the context of her recently completed site-specific wall drawing, O'Hara will do a LIVE TRANSMISSION DRAWING PERFORMANCE duet, drawing with each of the following. The site-specific wall drawing, Backstage Transmission, will be in place until 30 April 2010.
PETER GREGSON  20 April  6 - 7 PM
Born in Edinburgh, Peter Gregson is a cellist and innovator in the field of contemporary music. He has performed widely in the UK and the US, at venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall in London to the Twitter Offices in San Francisco.  Recently commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and Peter Gabriel to record an album of original music for acoustic and electric cellos for their Society of Sound label. His work has been recognized with the 2008 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for music and with membership in the Courvoisier Future 500. Peter is the 2010/2011 Creator in Residence at the Hospital Club in London. Selected performances in 2010 include MIT Media Lab, Roundhouse, Future Gallery, 92nd Street Y, The LAB, Queen's Hall and King's Place.
KEVIN NORTON  22 April  8 - 9 PM
Kevin Norton is a unique percussionist (at times playing vibraphone and drum set simultaneously) as well as a prolific composer with over a dozen CDs released as a leader. Kevin has played with many highly esteemed European improvisers such as Paul Rogers, Joëlle Léandre, Paul Dunmall and Frode Gjerstad. For ten years, Norton was Anthony Braxton's main percussionist in both the "ghost trance" phase and the "standards" phase, plotting out the course for all percussionists who followed him. His most recent projects include compositions for various sized chamber groups and a duo with pianist Connie Crothers. Norton was a resident composer at the prestigious MacDowell Colony and has served on the faculty of several schools including the University of Maryland. He is currently on the faculty of William Paterson University.
DAVID WATSON       26 April 2 - 3 PM

Originally form New Zealand, where he was instrumental in developing a scene in for experimental and improvised music where he co-founded braille records to record the local improv music scene , David Watson has become an internationally respected highland bagpipe player whose work subverts any conventional expectation. His performances draw on traditional sources, electronics, and experimental improvisation to "blow the bagpipes into the 21st century". In 1987 he moved to New York and has performed in clubs, new music and concert venues throughout New York (cbgb’s, The Knitting Factory, The Cooler), Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has curated  music series  for Roulette, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, St. Mark's Church, Greenwich House, Bang-on-a-Can, PS 1, and PS 122, toured Japan with John Zorn and members of The Boredoms, Merzbow, Ground Zero, Makigami Koichi among others.


JUNSUNG KIM     26 April 6 - 7 PM

Born in Seoul, Korea, attended Hunter College, the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Junsung Kim will perform his piece "108 Deep Bows". For Kim, O'Hara's site-specific wall drawing evokes a strong sense of Buddhism, seeing it as a metaphor for "Tangled human relationships among living beings and the universe which are both absolute and simultaneously fall into nothingness." Using white paint, rice paper and black thread he will prepare himself physically and then execute the practice of 108 deep bows in the space.


TOMOMI ADACHI 28 April 8 - 9 PM

Born in Kanazawa, Japan, Tomomi Adachi is a performer, composer, sound poet, and installation artist. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has played improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments and composed work for his group "Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus" which is a punk-style choir. He has performed contemporary music by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, Tom Johnson, Dieter Schnebel, as well as Kurt Schwitters's "Ursonate". for the first time in Japan. Recent work involves voice, sensors, computer, self-made instruments, and sound poetry. He is currently in residence in New York City.

JOAN GRUBIN  29 April 3 -4 PM
Joan Grubin is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who makes dimensional installations in paper. Her work is rooted in the vocabulary of minimalist geometric painting and deals with issues of perception and color. Her intention is to engage the viewer through an optically disorienting ambiguity of space that gives rise to a tension between what is materially present and what is not. In the Lab, she will be creating elements with fluorescent paint and tape for a new wall installation of whimsical sculptural gestures made out of the detritus from her primary body of work. She has shown widely in solo and group exhibitions in and around the New York area and beyond, including the Islip Museum and the Weatherspoon Museum. In 2008 she was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has twice been a finalist for a Percent for Art public art commission.

The LAB Gallery New York City April 2010