Red: Ode to Rothko Opens At Shõ

Friday April 5th, 2013

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No. 1 Royal Red and Blue, Mark Rothko, 1954

John Logan’s 2009, Tony award-winning play, Red, opens this week at Shõ Art, Spirit and Performance in Windsor.

Red explores the Rothko legend, using the artist’s own words to paint a thought-provoking picture of the tormented painter’s life and works. The play captures Rothko’s process and perspective by following the artist’s troubled ruminations during the creation of a single art project, a series of murals Rothko was commissioned to paint for the Seagram Company at the end of the 1950s.

Shõ’s rendition of Logan’s darkly poetic Red offers a glimpse of the artist consumed by the demands of his work, even as it invites the audience inside a Rothko canvas, where
we will remain long after the curtain falls.

You can catch it at Shõ Art, Spirit and Performance Gallery, located at 628 Monmouth Road, Unit 6 on April 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th at 8 pm and April 14th and 15th at 2pm.

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