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Tony Orrico  New York, NY


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'Penwald: 4: unison symmetry standing'
'Penwald: 6: project, recoil'

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About Tony

Tony Orrico is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer.

Penwald Drawings are a series of bilateral drawings in which Orrico explores his body as a measurement tool and inscribes geometries through various movements.

His work has been staged worldwide, attracting attention from prominent collectors and institutions alike. A former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts, he has performed at Sydney Opera House, Teatro La Fenice, New York State Theater, Théâtre du Palais-Royal, and many others.

Orrico was also among the performers to represent the work of Marina Abramovic during her retrospective at MoMA.

Tony is recommended by the following guest curators

Seth Orion Schwaiger

Glasgow, Scotland artist

David B. Smith

Owner, David B. Smith Gallery

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10 of 17 reactions displayed


01.08.2016 @ 1:00 AM

Not really impressed. Where's the meaning in it? Is there even a message?

Matt dowling

02.07.2012 @ 11:20 PM

Never has gesture art produced such intricate, symmetrical balance, using the full body contact method no less. Amazing in its process performance. Love the lack of music as the rhythmic sounds of Orrico's graphite sweeps across the paper. Now if he'll only come to Denver.......


02.07.2012 @ 11:16 PM

i'm sorry i didn't find this to be that impressive... it's just a life sized Spirograph....


02.07.2012 @ 9:37 PM

Now THAT'S gesture drawing at its peak!!!

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