There’s much to say
about legendary modern dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham, but above
all, he’s a well-rounded, thoroughly modern guy. The Carl Solway Gallery is hosting A Tribute to Merce Cunningham in His 90th Year,
a smallish but worthy assembly of Cunningham’s drawings, photos of the
artist and in-depth documentaries shown on flat screens.
When one thinks of Cunningham, one doesn’t immediately regard him as a “visual artist,” despite dance itself being a visual form.
This exhibit underscores how Cunningham’s life’s work has succeeded in its mission and come full-circle. Interestingly, the audiences at his early performances were comprised of more painters and sculptors than musicians and dancers.
The exhibit is on view through Aug. 15.
Read Julie Mullins' feature story on the exhibition here.