Professor Kenneth John Verdugo is scheduled to install two solo exhibitions in 2012 – one in Dallas at the LuminArte Gallery in March/April; which has been specifically scheduled to coincide with the Dallas art walk. There will also be a follow up to that reconfigured for a new space in late April/May at UNT on the Square. At both venues, he will be performing with composer/collaborator Jeffrey Gascon Bello at the opening and closing of each show.
The exhibit is specifically scheduled to coincide w/ the Dallas Art Walk (April 21).
Two additional performance dates are scheduled for April 21st at 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
LuminArte -- 1727 E. Levee St., Dallas, TX, 75207
As Verdugo explains: “The installation is my response to Jeffery Gascon’s compositions. In turn, I will be performing on percussion – within an environment that is designed to serve as a percussion studio – meaning: in effect I will be playing the room. There will be multi-media to support the performance. And once the musical piece is finished, the residue of performance will remain and the installation will be a stand-alone work on its own. A portion of this will be funded by a UNT research supported REG grant. We are currently in the rehearsal process. I am currently beginning to design and construct the environment for the work in progress.”
Aside from this list of items, Verdugo will be showing in Los Angeles in Dec at LACDA. He is also continuing to teach a course in digital imaging within the department of Dance and Theatre (Photoshop for Theatre / THEA 1700) and is currently involved with the opening of a UNT theatrical/movement piece about the Poet Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorca in a Green Dress (by playwright Nilo Cruz). The play opens Nov 9 and runs through Nov 13, 2011. He is the scenic designer /scenic charge-painter of record.