In our modern cultural environment, it seems as if all performance art is riddled with cultural, social and political implications. We are a country defined by red and blue, and it seems impossible for performance art to have no overt connections to one side of this divisive cultural landscape.
During Kelly’s international travels following World War II, as he discovered the artists that inspired him, it was Matisse’s emboldened use of line that informed his own unique style of draftsmanship.
When asked what advice he has for aspiring Olympic athletes and authors, Barrett replied: “All it takes is committing your entire life to it. If you're not willing to step off the ledge and lose your mind doing it, don't bother.”
As the night progressed, the complementary skills of these four musicians continued to exceed expectations. They were obviously enjoying each other’s company, pushing one another in every piece to perform better than the last.