to Apr 15

Theresa Byrnes New paintings, FRESH + FOUR DIGGING STICKS 1998, on-view

FRESH 2019

My new series of paintings are about our obsession with newness & ownership - dividing the earth, and packaging everything to give it worth and purpose.

FOUR DIGGING STICKS oil on linen, 7 x 14 foot, 1998

I was accepted into a Yolngu family in remote Arnhem Land in 1991. In Yolngu culture the digging stick represents women, on the community of Yirrkala I have four mothers.

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7:00 PM19:00

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A Festival of Visionary Ideas, Activism and Arts July 13, 14 & 15, 2017 New York Live Arts | The Apollo | Queens Museum

July 13, 7pm · New York Live Arts

What Will Be Different for Arts Funders

Moderator: Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America


Michelle Coffey, Executive Director, Lambent Foundation 

Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Executive Director, Pop Culture Collaborative 

Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Yancey Strickler, Co-Founder & CEO, Kickstarter

Pre-Talk Performance: Theresa Byrnes

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to Sep 28

BRIDE new paintings & performance.


New paintings


September 14 until the 28th

Opening reception

Wednesday, September 14,  6-9pm

TBG - 616 East 9th Street New York, New York 10009

Tuesdays & Thursday-Sunday 2-7pm


BRIDE performance - Sat, Sept. 24th 

@La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez

 located at the southwest corner of E9th Street & Avenue C

                                           UNDER THE WILLOW @ 4pm SHARP

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to Apr 25

Spring @ TBG

Spring @ TBG

absraction, portrait painting, performance.

Painter and performance artist Theresa Byrnes celebrates spring 2016 with an exhibition of selected works 2005-16, commencing March 26th at TBG (Theresa Byrnes Gallery). The show comprises of Byrnes' abstract paintings, performance ephemera, and portraits. Byrnes began as a figurative painter in 1985 and dedicated herself, almost exclusively (with ocassional portraits) to abstract painting between 1998 and 2015. With abstraction, Byrnes develops ideas that she then embodies through performance. 

Works on display include; absract paintings.Byrnes frequently uses non-traditional materials feathers, hair, and earth {2012-16}. Byrnes also obsessively explores the circle as symbol {2007) and layering paper using water flow to mix and transport pigment (2005}. Videos of Byrnes’s early performances shot by Paul Garrin and Anthony Howard, and later performances shot by Kevin O’Hanlon, Christopher Lynch and Bobby Bennett all on veiw.

"Abstraction transcends the physical and aides my escape from the druthers of humanness," remarked Byrnes. For the next two years, I will exclusively paint portraits. Vibrant selections from Byrnes’ old and new portrait collection are on veiw. Commissioned works are available upon request.

Byrnes confesses “I am an abstraction addict.” As well as painting and sketching more portraits these past 6 months, I have also been doing more performance work - both are an exploration of the human spirit through the body. My abstaction is more a study of natures force.

OPEN FRI, SAT & SUN 2-7 or by appointment.

616 East 9th Street New York, New York 

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