CriticalDance Forum

Dance New Amsterdam
Page 1 of 1

Author:  LMCtech [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:16 am ]
Post subject:  Dance New Amsterdam

June 8, 2009



Dance New Amsterdam
Amanda Szeglowski

(212) 625-8369 x226


Karen Dow


June 18 - July 15, 2009

(New York, NY) - Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) is pleased to Transitions, a
collection of paintings by Karen Dow. Dow's work will be exhibited June
18-July 15 in DNA's 2nd Floor Gallery at 280 Broadway (entrance at 53
Chambers). This Exhibit has been funded in part by a grant from New York
State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick through the NYS Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation.

This exhibit is in conjunction with the world premiere of 8 Views:
Fusiform Gyrus by Artist in Residence, Adele Myers. 8 Views: Fusiform
Gyrus is a synthesizing process of eight points of view from a painter,
composer, choreographer, and five dancers. The suite is inspired by and
partially titled after Karen Dow's series of eight abstract formalist
paintings exhibited at the Bellwether Gallery, NYC in 2006.

An opening reception will be held at DNA on Thursday, June 18th at

DNA's Gallery Hours are 9am - 9pm Monday - Sunday

There is no charge for admission to the exhibit.

Artist Statement

I would liken painting to gardening, or parenting, or solving problems.
There's an inherent struggle to find the whole system- take it apart-
let it resolve- see things happen. Geometries become patterns. Colors
evolve into spaces. Light evokes moods, mental noise, poetry, logic, and

This latest group of paintings is the direct result of observation. My
process begins with a found source image: usually from calendars,
catalogs, and occasionally a photograph taken by a friend or family
member. I start by making a color inventory of the image and then by
laying out the composition on a pre-drawn grid. Through the process of
painting decisions are made about light, color relationships and
texture. Often the final result has very little resemblance to the
source image, but it has provided me with a very definite starting
point. I find this comforting as well as inspiring. - Karen Dow

Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) is proud to celebrate its 25th year as an
agent of experimentation for New York City dance arts. Since 1984 DNA
has been dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence in dance
performance, education and creative/administrative services. An
incomparable resource, DNA's 25,000 square foot facility is a pioneer
infrastructure for the performing arts by housing both a professional
theater and education center - cultivating dance in all its forms and
guiding dancers through the various stages of their career. DNA provides
valuable opportunities for the aspiring, emerging and established
artist, including classes, artistic residencies, and studio and
administrative office subsidies. DNA also commissions new choreographic
works and presents a year-round performance season of fully produced
dance works and world premieres. Founded in NoHo and originally known
as Dance Space Center, DNA changed its name in 2005 and relocated to 280
Broadway shortly thereafter. The state-of-the-art facilities include a
professional 130-seat theater, six studios, a wellness program, two
galleries and a reception space. DNA was the first not-for-profit arts
organization to move to Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and plays a critical
role as an asset for the dance community, as well as a renewing force in
downtown Manhattan's cultural landscape.

DNA's 2009 Season is made possible with DNA program revenue along with
generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mertz
Gilmore Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state
agency; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), a city

For more information and press inquires please contact Amanda
Szeglowski, Manager of Public Relations & Corporate Development at
212.625.8369 ext. 226 or visit

Photos available upon request.


Amanda Szeglowski

Manager of Corporate Development

and Public Relations

Dance New Amsterdam

280 Broadway, 2nd Floor

(entrance on Chambers)

New York, NY 10007

212.625.8369 x226

Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is
celebrating 25 years of empowering artists, and promoting artistic
excellence through dance performances, educational programming, artist
services and creative opportunities. Please donate today
<> to support DNA and help us
maintain affordable pricing for artists and audiences.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group