HARD WORK 2: Zachary Fabri / Becky Sellinger

  • Skowhegan 136 West 22nd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States

Becky Sellinger (A '12)
oh, and one more thing

In Becky Sellinger’s amorphous game of chess, she takes on a new directorial role. In oh, and one more thing, seats are sprawled around the room. The audience is floating islands, phantom even, for the performers to travel between and interact with. This structured improvisation brings together several collaborators, Booker Stardrum, Pearse Redmond, Egbert Vongmalaithong and text by Ariel Yelen in an immersive environment stewing in the ghostly aura of Samuel Beckett, The Savoy Ballroom, and Rene Magritte. 

Becky Sellinger is an artist living and working in Richmond VA. Becky received her BFA from SUNY Purchase in 2011 and completed her MFA in Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Practice Gallery, Pelham Arts Center, Artpark, and Socrates Sculpture Park amongst others. Becky’s work is humorous, often using her physical body as a site to engage a dialog around social conditioning and cultural perception of femininity.   

Zachary Fabri (A '13)
Container No. 2

Container No. 2 by Zachary Fabri is the second in a series of works that engages the architecture of a performance space. The piece is structured and informed by the built environment of Skowhegan's storefront, in which program, research, and office areas exist in close proximity. By inviting the audience to follow the action of the performance as it moves fluidly between the ground floor and the lower level, the work complicates the static relationship between performer and audience.

Zachary Fabri was born in Miami, Florida. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in 2007 in combined media. His multidisciplinary practice mines the intersection of personal and political spaces, often responding to a specific environment or context. Zachary’s work has been exhibited at The Jersey City Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Walker Art Center, and Performa 13. Awards include Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in interdisciplinary work. Recent exhibitions include Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Radical Presence at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and Art in General. He is currently an artist in residence at Smack Mellon.