An animated gif reading "A Maze Zanine, A-Mezzaning, Amaze Zaning, Meza-9, A Very Extra Special Show Benefitting Performance Space New York," over a painting by Kerstin Brätsch, titled Unstable Talismanic Rendering_ Psychopompo, dated 2017

This online exhibition features works donated by fifty artists to benefit Performance Space New York, and is available in tandem with a physical exhibition at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location. Organized by Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens, the show explores playful dynamics between painting and performance.

In 1980, Performance Space New York was born in the East Village as Performance Space 122 when a group of local artists occupied the recently decommissioned Public School 122. Faced with the neighborhood’s gentrification, the government’s neglect of the AIDS epidemic, and a defunding of the arts nationwide, the artists made work as a passionate rejection of corporate mainstream culture—an effort that continues to expand the boundaries of live performance today.

Street View of Performance Space New York at 122CC. 150 First Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Street View of Performance Space New York. 150 First Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY. Image courtesy Performance Space New York

Street View of Performance Space New York. 150 First Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY. Image courtesy Performance Space New York

Install View of A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9

Installation View, A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

Installation View, A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

A painting by Katherine Bernhardt, titled Floating, dated 2022.

Katherine Bernhardt

Floating, 2022
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
78 1/4 x 72 1/8 inches (198.8 x 183.2 cm)
A mixed media artwork by Ei Arakawa, titled Nemesis Painting, dated 2022.

Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens 

Nemesis Painting, 2022
Oil, plastic, hair, and thread on canvas
75 x 55 inches (190.5 x 139.7 cm)
© Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens
A painting by Math Bass, titled Gemini IV, dated 2022.

Math Bass

Gemini IV, 2022
Oil on linen
60 x 52 1/4 inches (152.4 x 132.7 cm)
© Math Bass. Courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
An acrylic on canvas painting by Judith Bernstein, titled Pink Gaslighting #4, dated 2022.

Judith Bernstein

Pink Gaslighting #4, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
78 x 78 inches (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
© Judith Bernstein. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery
A mixed media artwork by Theresa Chromati, titled Breath Keep -- A Pace that sighs In Between All that Is ( One Woman Stretch ), dated 2022.

Theresa Chromati

Breath Keep — A Pace that sighs In Between All that Is ( One Woman Stretch ), 2022
Acrylic, oil, glitter, and soft sculpture on linen
Overall: 84 x 144 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (213.4 x 367.7 x 11.4 cm)
Left: 84 x 60 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches (213.4 x 152.7 x 11.4 cm)
Center: 84 x 20 1/2 inches (213.4 x 52.1 cm)
Right: 84 x 60 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches (213.4 x 152.7 x 10.8 cm)
© Theresa Chromati. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco
A work on paper by Kerstin Brätsch, titled Unstable Talismanic Rendering_ Psychopompo (with gratitude to master marbler Dirk Lange), dated 2017.

Kerstin Brätsch

Unstable Talismanic Rendering_ Psychopompo (with gratitude to master marbler Dirk Lange), 2017
Pigment, watercolor, ink, and solvents on paper
108 x 72 inches (274.3 x 182.9 cm)
Photo by Kirsten Kilponen. © Kerstin Brätsch. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery
A painting by Leidy Churchman, titled Poof, dated 2022.

Leidy Churchman

Poof, 2022
Oil on linen
7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (18.4 x 24.1 cm)
© Leidy Churchman. Courtesy Matthew Marks, New York
A mixed media artwork by Patricia Cronin, titled Aphrodite of Capua (Naples National Archaeological Museum), dated 2018.

Patricia Cronin

Aphrodite of Capua (Naples National Archaeological Museum), 2018
Polyethylene, acrylic on canvas, and dye sublimation on fabric
128 x 124 inches (325.1 x 315 cm)
© Patricia Cronin. Courtesy the artist
A painting by Cecily Brown, titled To the Groom, dated 2021 to 2022.

Cecily Brown

To the Groom, 2021-2022
Oil on linen
41 1/8 x 67 inches (104.5 x 170.2 cm)
© Cecily Brown. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery
A painting by Thomas Eggerer, titled Red Miasma, dated 2014.

Thomas Eggerer

Red Miasma, 2014
Acrylic and oil on linen
51 x 44 inches (129.5 x 111.8 cm)
© Thomas Eggerer. Courtesy the artist and Petzel, New York
An oil on linen painting by Nicole Eisenman, titled Thumb Up, dated 2022.

Nicole Eisenman

Thumb Up, 2022
Oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
© Nicole Eisenman. Courtesy the artist
A mixed media artwork by Hadi Fallahpisheh, titled Dancer in the Dark, dated 2022.

Hadi Fallahpisheh

Dancer in the Dark, 2022
Chromogenic print
Quilt: 91 x 73 inches (231.1 x 185.4 cm)
Framed photograph: 69 x 46 inches (175.3 x 116.8 cm) © Hadi Fallahpisheh. Courtesy Hadi Fallahpisheh Studio
A mixed media installation by Rochelle Feinstein, titled Verbatim Hoc Moda/The Abramovic Method, dated 2013 to 2015.

Rochelle Feinstein

Verbatim Hoc Moda/The Abramovic Method, 2013-2015
Four (4) paintings, (1) archival UV print on Sintra, and fifteen (15) works on paper
Acrylic, charcoal, and polaroid on canvas; acrylic, linen, and linen thread on canvas; acrylic on canvas; oil and charcoal on canvas; archival digital print mounted on Sintra; Ink, watercolor, collage, and inkjet prints on paper
Overall dimensions variable
As installed: 58 x 212 x 1 1/2 inches (147.3 x 538.5 x 3.8 cm)
© Rochelle Feinstein. Courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, Hannah Hoffman, Nina Johnson, Candice Madey, Galerie Francesca Pia, and Campoli Presti
A painting by Matt Connors, titled Batteries in French, dated 2022.

Matt Connors

Batteries in French, 2022
Acrylic, oil, and colored pencil on canvas
28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61 cm)
© Matt Connors. Courtesy the artist
A painting by Keltie Ferris, titled Splice, dated 2022.

Keltie Ferris

Splice, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas in artist's frame
74 7/8 x 74 7/8 inches (190.2 x 190.2 cm)
Photo by Mark Woods. © Keltie Ferris. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
An untitled photograph by Wade Guyton, dated 2020.

Wade Guyton

Untitled, 2020
Epson UltraChrome HDX inkjet on linen
36 x 27 inches (91 x 69 cm)
© Wade Guyton. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
A painting by Sanya Kantarovsky, titled Growth IV, dated 2022.

Sanya Kantarovsky

Growth IV, 2022
Oil on canvas
16 x 11 7/8 inches (40.6 x 30.2 cm)
© Sanya Kantarovsky. Courtesy the artist
A mixed media painting by K8 Hardy, titled May, dated 2022.

K8 Hardy

May, 2022
Acrylic on cotton blend, stitching, and wood
72 3/4 x 127 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches (184.8 x 324.5 x 6.3 cm)
© K8 Hardy. Courtesy the artist
A painting by Jamian Juliano-Villani, titled Robi the Comb, dated 2022.

Jamian Juliano-Villani

Robi the Comb, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)
© Jamian Juliano-Villani. Courtesy the artist
A painting by Charline von Heyl, titled Hell Bird, dated 2022.

Charline von Heyl

Hell Bird, 2022
Acrylic on linen
60 1/8 x 50 inches (152.7 x 127 cm)
© Charline von Heyl. Courtesy the artist and Petzel, New York
An archival inkjet print on canvas with gouache butt prints by Marie Karlberg, titled The Artist Is In Attendance (After Philippe Thomas), dated 2020.

Marie Karlberg

The Artist Is In Attendance (After Philippe Thomas), 2020
Archival inkjet print on canvas with gouache butt prints
36 x 48 1/8 inches (91.44 x 122.2 cm)
© Marie Karlberg. Courtesy the artist
A mixed media artwork by Deborah Kass, titled The Band Played On #2, dated 2014.

Deborah Kass

The Band Played On #2, 2014
Acrylic and tape on canvas
60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
© Deborah Kass. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery
A 35-part painting by Jutta Koether, titled Manhattan Boogie #12, dated 2022.

Jutta Koether

Manhattan Boogie #12, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
Thirty-five (35) parts
Overall dimensions variable
Approximately:
Each: 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
© Jutta Koether. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz
A mixed media artwork by Maggie Lee, titled Disco Flake Conspiracy, dated in 2017 and 2022.

Maggie Lee

Disco Flake Conspiracy, 2017/2022
Cardboard, acrylic, photocopy, glitter, wire, and beads
29 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (74.9 x 45.1 x 3.2 cm)
© Maggie Lee. Courtesy the artist
A mixed media artwork by Nick Mauss, titled Banderole, dated 2019.

Nick Mauss

Banderole, 2019
Graphite and ink on paper mounted on canvas on wood panel
75 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches (191.8 x 97.8 cm)
© Nick Mauss. Courtesy the artist and 303 Gallery, New York
A painting by Jill Mulleady, titled Eye dissection, dated 2022.

Jill Mulleady

Eye dissection, 2022
Oil on linen
17 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches (44 x 49.3 cm)
© Jill Mulleady. Courtesy the artist, Fitzpatrick Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Galerie Neu, and Cahiers d'Art
A dye sublimation print by Marilyn Minter, titled Canary, dated 2019.

Marilyn Minter

Canary, 2019
Dye sublimation print
60 x 45 inches (152.4 x 114.3 cm)
Framed: 61 3/4 x 46 3/4 inches (156.8 x 118.7 5.7 cm)
© Marilyn Minter. Courtesy the artist and LGDR
A mixed media artwork by Willa Nasatir, titled Stage, dated 2022.

Willa Nasatir

Stage, 2022
Acrylic and urethane on poly cotton
30 x 35 7/8 inches (76.2 x 91.1 cm)
© Willa Nasatir. Courtesy the artist and Chapter NY
An acrylic on linen painting by Jonny Negron, titled Sugar Hiccup, dated 2022.

Jonny Negron

Sugar Hiccup, 2022
Acrylic on linen
42 1/8 x 32 inches (107 x 81.3 cm)
© Jonny Negron. Courtesy the artist and Château Shatto
A photograph by Lorraine O’Grady, titled She Descends to the Stream Where the White Stove Is Standing; The Stove Becomes More and More Red; The Woman in Red Starts Painting the Stove Her Own Color A selection of three (3) digital chromogenic prints from the Rivers, First Draft series, dated in 1982 and 2015.

Lorraine O'Grady

She Descends to the Stream Where the White Stove Is Standing; The Stove Becomes More and More Red; The Woman in Red Starts Painting the Stove Her Own Color
A selection of three (3) digital chromogenic prints from the Rivers, First Draft series
, 1982/2015
Overall: 22 1/2 x 89 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (57.1 x 227.3 x 4.1 cm)
Image, each: 15 1/8 x 19 3/8 inches (38.4 x 49.2 cm)
Framed, each: 22 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches (57.1 x 67.3 cm)
A painting by Jeanette Mundt, titled Right But Not Accurate, dated 2022.

Jeanette Mundt

Right But Not Accurate, 2022
Oil and Sharpie on linen
48 1/8 x 36 1/8 inches (122.2 x 91.8 cm)
© Jeanette Mundt. Courtesy the artist and Société Berlin
A painting by Sarah Ortmeyer, titled GRANDMASTER (DIPTYCH), dated 2021.

Sarah Ortmeyer

GRANDMASTER (DIPTYCH), 2021
Wood, binder, and pigment in two (2) parts
Overall: 7 7/8 x 17 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches (20 x 43.5 x 3.2 cm)
Each: 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches (20 x 20 x 3.2 cm)
© Sarah Ortmeyer. Courtesy the artist and Dvir Gallery, Brussels / Paris / Tel Aviv
An untitled acrylic on linen painting by Laura Owens, dated 2022.

Laura Owens

Untitled, 2022
Oil and Flashe on wallpaper mounted on linen
30 x 28 1/4 x 2 inches (76.2 x 71.8 x 5 cm)
© Laura Owens. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
A painting by Dana Schutz, titled Painting with a Gun, dated 2022.

Dana Schutz

Painting with a Gun, 2022
Oil on canvas
78 1/4 x 72 1/8 inches (198.8 x 183.2 cm)
An installation of 400 faux lemons by Pope.L, titled BITTE(r), dated 2022.

Pope.L

BITTE(r), 2022
Four hundred (400) faux lemons
Dimensions variable with installation
A heat-applied graphic on canvas by Borna Sammak, titled Don't Cough On Me, dated 2022.

Borna Sammak

Don't Cough On Me, 2022
Heat applied graphic on canvas
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)
© Borna Sammak. Courtesy the artist and JTT, New York
A print by Giangiacomo Rossetti, called Untitled (Saint-Lazare), dated 2022.

Giangiacomo Rossetti

Untitled (Saint-Lazare), 2022
Monotype on paper
30 x 22 3/8 inches (76.2 x 56.8 cm)
Framed: 33 1/8 x 25 1/2 inches (84.1 x 64.8 cm)
© Giangiacomo Rossetti. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
A print by Giangiacomo Rossetti, called Untitled (Brain Dead), dated 2022.

Giangiacomo Rossetti

Untitled (Brain Dead), 2022
Monotype on paper
30 x 22 3/8 inches (76.2 x 56.8 cm)
Framed: 33 1/8 x 25 1/2 inches (84.1 x 64.8 cm)
© Giangiacomo Rossetti. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
An untitled painting by Ser Serpas, dated 2022.

Ser Serpas

Untitled, 2022
Oil on jute canvas
44 1/4 x 62 1/2 inches (112.4 x 158.8 cm)
© Ser Serpas. Courtesy the artist and Maxwell Graham / Essex Street Gallery, New York
A painting by John Sandroni, titled The Road to Happy Destiny, dated 2022.

John Sandroni

The Road to Happy Destiny, 2022
Oil on linen
35 x 39 inches (88.9 x 99.1 cm)
© John Sandroni. Courtesy the artist
A painting by Katja Seib, titled hidden gem, dated 2022.

Katja Seib

hidden gem, 2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
86 x 66 inches (218.4 x 167.6 cm)
© Katja Seib. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
A painting by Will Sheldon, titled Self Portrait in the Studio, dated 2022.

Will Sheldon

Self Portrait in the Studio, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
© Will Sheldon. Courtesy the artist
A painting by Raphaela Simon, titled Knorpel (Cartilage), dated 2021.

Raphaela Simon

Knorpel (Cartilage), 2021
Oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 90 5/8 inches (150.2 x 230.2 cm)
© Raphaela Simon. Courtesy the artist and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles
An untitled painting by Josh Smith, dated 2020.

Josh Smith

Untitled, 2020
Oil on canvas
48 1/8 x 36 1/8 inches (122.2 x 91.8 cm)
An untitled mixed media artwork by Ryan Sullivan, dated 2022.

Ryan Sullivan

Untitled, 2022
Cast urethane resin, fiberglass, and epoxy
54 x 46 7/8 inches (137.2 x 119.1 cm)
Photo by Ron Amstutz. © Ryan Sullivan. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
A sculpture by Rirkrit Tiravanija, called Untitled (make war against absurdity), dated 2022.

Rikrit Tiravanija

Untitled (make war against absurdity), 2022
Stenciled paper
Approximately: 21 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (54 x 41.3 cm)
A work on paper by Betty Tompkins, titled Apologia (Caravaggio #1), dated 2018.

Betty Tompkins

Apologia (Caravaggio #1), 2018
Acrylic on book page
8 1/2 x 12 inches (21.6 x 30.5 cm)
Framed: 13 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches (33.7 x 42.5 cm)
© Betty Tompkins. Courtesy the artist and P·P·O·W, New York
A painting by Jonas Wood, titled CBB7, dated 2021.

Jonas Wood

CBB7, 2021
Oil on cardboard
11 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (29.9 x 25.1 cm)
Framed: 15 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches (39.4 x 34 cm)
Photo by Marten Elder. © Jonas Wood. Courtesy the artist
A mixed media artwork by Mickalene Thomas, titled Jet Blue #46, dated 2022.

Mickalene Thomas

Jet Blue #46, 2022
Color photograph, mixed media paper, fiberglass mesh, and rhinestones on hot press paper mounted on Dibond
49 3/4 x 36 3/4 inches (126.4 x 93.3 cm)
Framed: 55 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches (141 x 108 cm)
© Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy the artist
A mixed media artwork by Stewart Uoo, titled Autobiography of Red, dated 2022.

Stewart Uoo

Autobiography of Red, 2022
Salvaged cardboard, gingko leaves, fiberglass, epoxy, acrylic, varnish, wood, aluminum hardware, and mixed media
43 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches (110.5 x 92.7 x 25.4 x 22.2 cm)
© Stewart Uoo. Courtesy the artist and 47 Canal, New York
A sculpture by Stewart Uoo, titled Beulodeuwei Bugi Ugi, dated 2022.

Stewart Uoo

Beulodeuwei Bugi Ugi, 2022
Salvaged cardboard, gingko leaves, fiberglass, epoxy, acrylic, varnish, wood, aluminum hardware, and mixed media
48 x 40 x 1 1/4 inches (121.9 x 101.6 x 3.2 cm)
© Stewart Uoo. Courtesy the artist and 47 Canal, New York
A painting by Ambera Wellmann, titled Impossession, dated 2022.

Ambera Wellmann

Impossession, 2022
Oil on linen
84 x 72 inches (213.4 x 182.9 cm)
© Ambera Wellmann. Courtesy the artist
Install View of A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9

Installation View, A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

Installation View, A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

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Featured artists and events at Performance Space New York in GIF: Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) performing at the TGNC Resilience Gala and Awards, March 2022. Photo by Santiago Felipe; Kia LaBeija, Untitled, The Black Act, November 2019. Photo by Julieta Cervantes; Stosh Fila (left) and Julie Tolentino (right), bury.me.fiercely., December 2019. Photo by Maria Baranova; Judith Ren-Lay, The Last Taboo at “Full Support,” February 1993. Photo by Dona Ann McAdams; Two photos from Ligia Lewis’s minor matter, May 2019. Photos by Julieta Cervantes; niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa, Choir of the Slain (part X), January 2019. Photo by Maria Baranova; Penny Arcade, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, May 2018. Photo by Julieta Cervantes; John Bernd, Go Go Boys, 1985. Left to right: Irving Gregory, Donald Flemming, Joseph Pupello, John Bernd, and Chris Burnside. Photo by Dona Ann McAdams.

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