Lia Chavez deepens her exploration of performance- generated imagery in this recent photographic series, which uncovers the stunning, surreal parallels between heavenly bodies and earthly ones. Disorienting, unsettling, and strangely beautiful, A Thousand Rainbows is a body of work which delves into the material and spiritual essence of relationship through the vehicle of improvisational dance. According to Chavez, "From observing the physical universe, we know that form is the manifestation of relationship between two forces. By way of various contemporary dance strategies, I recreate this dialectical drama - between myself and my model - within the microcosm of my studio in order to probe objects hidden within deep inner space."
Lia Chavez is an internationally exhibited visual and performance artist who lives and works in New York City. Focusing on themes of illumination, embodiment and becoming, her practice incorporates a diverse range of media with an emphasis on performance-generated photography. Her work has been exhibited at the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennale; The Armory Show, New York; 10th Istanbul Biennial; Frieze Art Fair, London; Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Atlanta; and Af?rmation Arts, New York.