Wix Event | Tomo Mori Art Reception and Dance Performance by Kyla Ernst-Alper

New York, NY

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Please join us on September 16th, for a reception to celebrate the exhibition of collage work and glass painting installation by Tomo Mori on display at the Wix Lounge throughout September.

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. Sponsored by Wix!

"Aggregate"
recent canvas-on-canvas collage work


My work represents the memories of feelings, composed of thousands of small elements coexisting like cell structures in living organisms. There are infinite reasons why we feel what we feel, just as there are infinite colors derived in the spectrum of light. By randomly composing these colors, I attempt to represent an introspective vision. I am constantly searching for the colors and color combinations to explore the unlimited variables of feeling and thought.

 

This concept was originally inspired by the digital images created by thousands of tiny pixels. After some experiments with different mediums, I arrived at canvas-on-canvas collages utilizing the traditional technique of mosaic. More recently, the concept is being developed into site-specific glass wall installation projects as well. My process is extremely meticulous yet spontaneous in its execution, allowing natural instinct to guide the creativity and momentum of the work.



"Introspection"
glass wall installation + integrative dance performance

The Wix Lounge, will be transformed through paint and dance on September 16th, 6-9pm. For her September exhibition in the Wix Lounge, artist Tomo Mori will cover the space’s 300 square feet glass conference room in an array of colorful painted dots meant to convey a range of emotions. Dancer Kyla Ernst-Alper will then map these emotions through an integrative dance performance in the space.

Costume design by fashion designer Alisha Trimble.



RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY
Kyla Ernst-Alper (Under One Dances) will ber performing inside of the glass wall installation. Don't miss this one time collaboration of art + dance.

 

Artist Bio: Tomo Mori
Tomo Mori / 毛利友 is a native of Japan. She currently works in Harlem as her creative base. She studied fundamental painting and drawing at Tokyo Metropolitan High School for Art and graduated from Atlanta Collage of Art with BFA. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Atlanta and Tokyo, including Rogue Space Chelsea, chashama, Dwyer Center, Andrew Freedman Home, Canvas Paper Stone Gallery, Renaissance Fine Art, Knox Gallery, Bill Lowe Gallery and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. She received the congressional record for her winning painting for Bid on Culture for 2011 and 2012. In 2011, she was selected as a semi finalist for MTA Art in Transit. Tomo recently received the Hiroshi Senju award at Japan Day Central Park event.

Performing Artist Bio: Kyla Ernst-Alper
Kyla Ernst-Alper began her dance career at the age of 16 dancing for Eliot Feld and since then has added martial arts, aerial, contortion, and pole to her arsenal of physical skills. She has performed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Mexico, and South Korea. She performs with several different companies and also creates and performs her own work.

She is currently producing a dance/video/internet project called
 Under One: A Collection of Dances highlighting professional dancers in a series of 1-minute or less dance videos. Kyla's creative work - whether it's a live performance, a video, a digital experience, or an event - is driven by the human experience expressed through movement, and informed by her experience in the disparate worlds of dance, television/film production, new media & social media, and NYC nightlife.