Agustina Woodgate Growing Up Performance Featuring Anthony Spinello At Miami-Dade Public Library 10/7/10

One Night Performance: Agustina Woodgate | “Growing Up”
Miami-Dade Public Library: 101 W Flagler Street, Miami, Florida – 33130
Thursday, October 7th, Doors open at 6:30 pm / Performance begins at 7 pm

Spinello Gallery is pleased to announce a one night improvised photo/performance by Agustina Woodgate featuring Anthony Spinello at the Miami-Dade Public Library.

This time Woodgate invites the audience to witness, “Growing Up”, based on the English fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.” She will activate Miami’s main house of books as her storytelling stage where forgotten library treasures will play. Anthony Spinello will be joining the artist for the first time as Jack in this one night theatrical performance.

Fairy Tales are the first stories we hear and are meant to enchant and entertain. They offer us a mean of addressing psychological and behavioral issues. Every performance has a long progressive narrative. The actions of the performers, typically the artist and a family member, are directed by a musical score assisting the audience to feel a variety of moods, tensions, or dialogues. In each performance the endeavor has been to distill the action to the basic components of the primary message behind each tale. “Fairy Tale” series is an ongoing series of Photo/Performances that began in 2008.

Agustina Woodgate explores the social narratives of human relationships, rather than independent and private space, as a theoretical and practical point of departure. She creates responses to these narratives through situations that unveil the tensions between the natural-becoming-unnatural, and the unnatural-becoming-natural as constructions of our surreal and very real human condition. Her work discovers illogical scenarios that appear in an otherwise realistic or even “normal” setting to explore transience in beliefs and behaviors, revealing unconscious liaisons between these two worlds. Working with available, at hand, and everyday resources contributes a very important element of the conceptual process. Woodgate works inclusively and socially, finding new access points for communication to create public, intensive, and process-oriented works. She approaches the creation of a work as an ongoing discovery, and fold chance-elements, surprises, and synchronicity into everything she makes.

Spinello Gallery prides itself in exhibiting intelligent works of art in every medium by contemporary local Miami emerging artists. Spinello Gallery has become the playground for unorthodox and experimental artists who don’t easily fit into the confines of the traditional gallery space. Spinello Gallery is steadily making headway in the Miami Art Scene and beyond becoming a contender in the Art World.