IRIS AT THE BROOKS
Guest Artist: Conrad Tao, composition & piano
Program to be announced in August 2019.
Pianist and composer Conrad Tao will perform pieces by Beethoven and others alongside IRIS musicians at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Hohenberg Auditorium. Each concert is paired with a featured Brooks Museum exhibition and a reception. The featured exhibition for January 26th concert is Rotunda Project: E.V. Day. Artist E.V. Day has repurposed costumes from the New York City Opera archives to make sculptures that transform familiar icons of women’s empowerment and entrapment into new objects that confound conventional readings of these clichés. Using tension to suspend, stretch, and shred garments and to create forms that the artist likens to futurist abstract paintings in three dimensions, Day has created work that transforms rigid symbols into a range of emotions: anxiety, ecstasy, liberation, and release.