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FSU Art Faculty Lilian Garcia-Roig in Sight-Specific at The MAC in Large Gallery

Published September 9, 2013
9/14/13 – 10/26/13
Lilian Garcia-Roig: Sight-Specific
Tony Orrico: Waning 
An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
Please join us for an informal talk with Lilian Garcia-Roig starting at 5:30pm and a performance by Tony Orrico at 6:30pm.
Exhibitions will be on view through October 26.
Lilian Garcia-Roig, Fall Flows
Large Gallery
Lilian Garcia-RoigSight-Specific
This fall, The MAC is pleased to feature Southern Methodist Universities’ Meadows School of the Arts graduate and thirty year Texas resident, Lilian Garcia-Roig. Her exhibition, Sight-Specific continues The MAC’s tradition of exhibiting artists that developed their talent in Texas.
Garcia-Roig considers her current reinvestigations of the traditional plein air methodology as an act of defiance in a virtualized world that often lacks unmediated or meaningful experiences with nature. In Garcia-Roig’s paintings there is an immediate sense of the temporal and sublime, that nature is intoxicatingly near and yet unreachable.
Art Talk Saturday, October 5 at 2:00pm 
Square Gallery
Tony Orrico
Tony Orrico is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer, currently based in Chicago. The artist was a presenter at Poptech 2011: The World Rebalancing. He collaborated with choreographer John Jasperse on the visual Design for ‘Canyon’, presented at BAM’s Next Wave Festival (2011). He was also one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramovic during her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Tony Orrico will perform live for more than 30 hours over the course of four days in response to the New Works Space and Orrico’s most recent body of work, CARBON.  The first performance, waning, will take place for an intimate VIP audience for the duration of 45 minutes. Subsequent performances over the course of the following three days will continue with the same technique of “decaying the action” that is used in waning while investigating new ideas directly onto the wall. The last performance, the final stage of a new work in progress entitled Exhausted Objects, will take place during the exhibition’s opening reception. These performances will accumulate and overlap in the space, leaving behind original drawings on the wall that may be viewed through the duration of the exhibition. Scheduled screenings of video from Orrico’s CARBON will be on view during the course of the exhibition as well.
Tony Orrico Workshop, Image by Juan Carlo,
Courtesy of Marso Gallery
Orrico will conduct a two-day workshop to further engage the DFW artist and collector communities. The workshop, Being to Begin investigates the origins of creative energy by using symmetry, voice, stillness and other potential points of entry.  Participants may be asked to take part in durations of stillness, spontaneous action, movement and vocalization exercises, journaling through drawing, compositional studies, and improvised performance. Space is limited.
The fee is $20 for students, $80 for adults . Public registration starts on Wednesday, August 21 at 11:00am. Please call The MAC 214-953-1212 during normal operating hours to reserve your spot in The Workshop.
The exhibition Waning and the workshop engage in the relevance of performance art in our cultural landscape by involving DFW artists, curators, and educators to take part in the production of time-based works.
In support of Tony Orrico’s exhibition Waning, The MAC PAC has launched an underwriting campaign that will provide much needed support to cover artist travel expenses, an honorarium, artist accommodation, integral two-day workshop, exhibition documentation, and installation expenses. Donors will receive an invitation to the VIP reception and will have priority enrollment in the Workshop. If you are interested in supporting this exhibition, please contact LauraLee Brott at or visit The MAC website for details. MAC PAC membership information can be found here.
Important Dates for Waning
VIP RECEPTION: Tuesday, September 10
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE DATES: Wednesday, September 11 – Friday, September 13. Each day from 11:00am-9:00pm.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Performance will start at 6:30pm. CARBON screenings will take place before and after the performance.
WORKSHOP: Saturday and Sunday, September 28 – 29, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
ART TALK: Saturday, September 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Additional CARBON screening dates and times are TBD. Please refer to The MAC website to keep up to date.