JOURNEY’S Gennaro/Mussmann in the TSL ART GALLERY
January 24th, 2012
Now we have the art show in the TSL Art Gallery on thru. March 4th. This is an opportunity to see two different ways of seeing and thinking and noting the passing of time and travel.
Some travel is through time and space of the mind….some is travel in real time. I have saved my mother’s scrap books from our trips across America starting in 1950. These scrap book pages are up on the walls of the TSL Gallery—here you can witness the journey of that time. Places stayed, things collected, and thoughts along the journey. In addition Linda has put out some of her note books that she has kept for over 30 plus years—in these books you see some similar thoughts of journeys most imagined —these trips were the fodder for theater pieces—some trips went through the civil war, some trips went through the badlands of the mind and created staged works from the late 1970’s starting with a piece called ROOM/RAUM (deeply influenced by Gertrude Stein) to the Civil War Chronicles, to the projects where Clover was invented to be a kind of Chaplinesque figure representing “linda” as she toured the landscape of “DEALS & DIALOGUES”. Check it out…stop in or see it while attending a performance.
Now we are in the 21st century where the idea of using a pencil or a pen to note anything is near dead just like a train ride or posting a letter. time passes.
Gennaro’s work is a series of drawings which are spontaneous diaries of thinking and imagining Jane in Jane’s world…these are daily scribblings that reflect the performer/artist’s thoughts of her time and life in New York City—here you see her travel with the pen noting her musings.
Two very different ways of thinking and seeing. Both use the “book” as a way to record ideas and remembrances and more.