Thanks to all of you who joined us for the opening reception of The Boxing Gym in Ross Gallery. Visitors enjoyed the artwork, which consists of one theme (a boxer before and after a defeat) explored through photographs, film, and poetry. In the first hour, artist de’Angelo Dia sat on a pedestal and listened to music while visitors mingled around him as if her were another art piece. He jumped up right at 6 p.m. to begin a reading of a fictional narrative inspired by the life of hyper successful boxers before transitioning to a riveting reinterpretation of a famous Mike Tyson interview (video of original interview here). After the performance, guests enjoyed a question and answer period.
If you’d like to learn more, please join us for Dia’s lecture on Wednesday, November 19 at 3 p.m. in the Ross Gallery.