Investigating movement and emotion, Cheryl Dunn will create a multi-media experience at Fuse
Gallery. The exhibition includes large color photographs, video sculptures and a moving hanging
centerpiece. The show explores joy as a derivative of motion in many forms, from world famous
musical performers to fans, to the man on the street whose various inherent movements are observed
and re-choreographed through imagery and objects. The work presents the definition of dance in a
broad sense and shows how this energy is used to transcend, for a moment, the heaviness of life.
After succeeding in a career as a fashion photographer in the 1990s, Dunn began working with film,
and since has established herself on the forefront of the underground scene. Her first film, Sped (1997)
was produced originally as a promotion for a snowboard company, but went on to be featured at film
festivals worldwide. The film broadened Dunn’s interest in conveying movement, which has
continued into her most recent film, Bicycle Gangs of NY, which encapsulates the artist’s attraction to
people who stand apart from their environment. Her photos where included in the Widely Unknown
show at Deitch in NYC. Other projects with Jeffrey Deitch include curating Starstruck, which was
picked by Art Forum as one of the years top ten shows of 2000. She just completed her first
retrospective book entitled SOME KINDA VOCATION. The book delves into the worlds of street art,
boxing, protest, music festivals and life on the margins of America.
"No One's Not Happy When They’re Dancing,” Cheryl Dunn, runs September 22 through October
27, 2007 at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The
opening reception, on Saturday, September 22nd, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For
more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.