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 Rita Leduc and Patricia Brace have complicated relationships with the greater Buffalo region. For Patricia, the area is fraught with an unfavorable, dead-end marriage, feelings of entrapment and, ultimately, isolation. For Rita, the area recalls laughter and story-telling with her father's family but also forces her to confront an oft-ignored sadness for the loss of her father. A year ago, we set out to tackle these relationships head-on while simultaneously introducing them to one another and honing our own. Along the way, we have courted the land, the water, the warehouse space, the community, the local coop, the highway, and that great little shoe store on Lexington Ave. We have lost loved ones, fought illness, displaced, misplaced, and replaced.   Revisiting pasts and creating new ones, "I Like You Better Now" is a journey about understanding place and interpersonal relationships in a world where both are in constant flux.   WHAT:   Utilizing site-specific performance, installation, and media, the artists will construct a two-part, interactive exhibition in the 14,000 sq. ft. space of High Temp Fabrication in Buffalo, NY opening October 25, 2014 and running for a month.   Using performance, video, and photography, Patricia focuses on relationships between herself and other people. With space, material, and installation, Rita focuses on relationships between herself and space. "I Like You Better Now" employs both strategies, speaking toward the ever-changing dynamics with people and spaces along our journey.

Rita Leduc and Patricia Brace have complicated relationships with the greater Buffalo region. For Patricia, the area is fraught with an unfavorable, dead-end marriage, feelings of entrapment and, ultimately, isolation. For Rita, the area recalls laughter and story-telling with her father's family but also forces her to confront an oft-ignored sadness for the loss of her father. A year ago, we set out to tackle these relationships head-on while simultaneously introducing them to one another and honing our own. Along the way, we have courted the land, the water, the warehouse space, the community, the local coop, the highway, and that great little shoe store on Lexington Ave. We have lost loved ones, fought illness, displaced, misplaced, and replaced. 

Revisiting pasts and creating new ones, "I Like You Better Now" is a journey about understanding place and interpersonal relationships in a world where both are in constant flux.

WHAT:

Utilizing site-specific performance, installation, and media, the artists will construct a two-part, interactive exhibition in the 14,000 sq. ft. space of High Temp Fabrication in Buffalo, NY opening October 25, 2014 and running for a month. 

Using performance, video, and photography, Patricia focuses on relationships between herself and other people. With space, material, and installation, Rita focuses on relationships between herself and space. "I Like You Better Now" employs both strategies, speaking toward the ever-changing dynamics with people and spaces along our journey.

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Rita Leduc and Patricia Brace have complicated relationships with the greater Buffalo region. For Patricia, the area is fraught with an unfavorable, dead-end marriage, feelings of entrapment and, ultimately, isolation. For Rita, the area recalls laughter and story-telling with her father's family but also forces her to confront an oft-ignored sadness for the loss of her father. A year ago, we set out to tackle these relationships head-on while simultaneously introducing them to one another and honing our own. Along the way, we have courted the land, the water, the warehouse space, the community, the local coop, the highway, and that great little shoe store on Lexington Ave. We have lost loved ones, fought illness, displaced, misplaced, and replaced. 

Revisiting pasts and creating new ones, "I Like You Better Now" is a journey about understanding place and interpersonal relationships in a world where both are in constant flux.

WHAT:

Utilizing site-specific performance, installation, and media, the artists will construct a two-part, interactive exhibition in the 14,000 sq. ft. space of High Temp Fabrication in Buffalo, NY opening October 25, 2014 and running for a month. 

Using performance, video, and photography, Patricia focuses on relationships between herself and other people. With space, material, and installation, Rita focuses on relationships between herself and space. "I Like You Better Now" employs both strategies, speaking toward the ever-changing dynamics with people and spaces along our journey.

I Like You Better Now

 Rita Leduc and Patricia Brace have complicated relationships with the greater Buffalo region. For Patricia, the area is fraught with an unfavorable, dead-end marriage, feelings of entrapment and, ultimately, isolation. For Rita, the area recalls laughter and story-telling with her father's family but also forces her to confront an oft-ignored sadness for the loss of her father. A year ago, we set out to tackle these relationships head-on while simultaneously introducing them to one another and honing our own. Along the way, we have courted the land, the water, the warehouse space, the community, the local coop, the highway, and that great little shoe store on Lexington Ave. We have lost loved ones, fought illness, displaced, misplaced, and replaced.   Revisiting pasts and creating new ones, "I Like You Better Now" is a journey about understanding place and interpersonal relationships in a world where both are in constant flux.   WHAT:   Utilizing site-specific performance, installation, and media, the artists will construct a two-part, interactive exhibition in the 14,000 sq. ft. space of High Temp Fabrication in Buffalo, NY opening October 25, 2014 and running for a month.   Using performance, video, and photography, Patricia focuses on relationships between herself and other people. With space, material, and installation, Rita focuses on relationships between herself and space. "I Like You Better Now" employs both strategies, speaking toward the ever-changing dynamics with people and spaces along our journey.
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