PERFORMANCES 1984-2001

 

1984

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles, CA (Caught in the Act performance festival with Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, Rachel Rosenthal, Rudy Perez and the Kipper Kids)

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, San Francisco, CA (Gold Coast Performance Art Festival with John White, Paul McCarthy, Barbara Smith and Lewis MacAdams)

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA

SUSHI GALLERY, San Diego, CA (Neo-Fest with Tim Miller, Pat Oleszko and Jo Harvey Allen)

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA (ICA Currents with Nam June Paik, Ilene Segalove and Eleanor Antin)

RANDOLPH STREET GALLERY, Chicago, IL

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, Kansas City, MO

HALLWALLS, Buffalo, NY

COCHISE FINE ARTS, Bisbee, AZ

 

1985

 

THE MARK TAPER FORUM and the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY

ART, Los Angeles, CA (commissioned collaboration with Rachel Rosenthal – “Kabbalamobile”).

NEW LANGTON ARTS, San Francisco, CA

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, San Jose, CA

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, San Jose, CA

INDIANAPOLIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Indianapolis, IND

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Long Beach, CA

PHANTOM GALLERY, Tucson, AZ

C.A.G.E. GALLERY, Cincinnati, OH

THE METRO CLUB, Cincinnati, OH

RACE STREET GALLERY, Grand Rapids, MI

PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, Philadelphia, PA

 

1986

 

CHICAGO ART INSTITUTE, Chicago, IL

RANDOLPH STREET GALLERY, Chicago, IL

ART/MEDIA, Albuquerque, NM

TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL, Tucson, AZ

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA

CLUB MAN RAY, Boston, MA

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Cleveland, OH

PORTLAND CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Portland, OR

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, Kansas City, MO

DRURY COLLEGE, Springfield, MO

CLUB 9, San Francisco, CA

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA

 

1987

 

THE ROXY, Sunset Strip (with John Fleck and Anna Homler)

BARNSDALL THEATER, Los Angeles, CA

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, Contemporary Arts Center, Santa Barbara, CA

THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL, Pittsburgh, PA (with Smokie Robinson, Judy Collins and Jan & Dean)

OLIO THEATER, Los Angeles, CA

D-ART Visual and Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX

DIVERSE WORKS, Houston, TX

PYRAMID ART CENTER, Rochester, NY

REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT

PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, Philadelphia, PA

TOUCHSTONE ART CENTER, Farmington, PA

FLOOD ZONE CONCERT HALL, Richmond, VA (part of the Mountain Lake Symposium of Stony Brook - with Allan Kaprow. Sponsored by 1708 Main Gallery and Virginia State Arts Council)

JEROME HILL THEATER, St. Paul, MN (sponsored by Film In The Cities)

URBAN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Grand Rapids, MI

 

1988

 

UTAH MEDIA CENTER, Salt Lake City, UT

D.C. SPACES, Washington, D.C.

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA (a "regular" from 1988-84)

THE ANTI-CLUB, Hollywood, CA

 

1989

The following shows (1984-89), are one-man, multi-media performances combining song, dance, film, live on- stage painting and comedy. Notably: Parfectijed (For Everyone) and Uncontrollable Love

 

FRANKLIN FURNACE, New York, NY

HIGHWAYS, Santa Monica, CA (Opening night)

BLUE GALLERY, Portland, OR

MAINE FESTIVAL, Portland, MNE (with John Prine, Richie Havens and The Roche’s)

POWERHOUSE THEATER, Venice, CA

ONYX SEQUEL, Los Angeles, CA

MADAM WONG'S WEST, Los Angeles, CA

IGUANA CAFE, N. Hollywood, CA

 

1990 –93

During these years, The Dark Bob performed exclusively with The Dark Band, an 8-member group of musicians, singers, actors and dancers, presenting Tales From The Dark Bob at art spaces and nightclubs throughout Los Angeles. Venues included:

 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA SUMMER FESTIVAL, City sponsored beach concert

HIGHWAYS, Santa Monica

LOS ANGELES POETRY FESTIVAL (solo)

LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, Hollywood

THE MUSIC MACHINE 3 appearances

CAFE LARGO, Hollywood, 5 appearances

ALLIGATOR LOUNGE, Santa Monica

BOGART'S, Long Beach

THE BREAKAWAY

CLUB LINGERIE

PIK-ME-UP 4 appearances

FM STATION CLUB, Burbank

 

1997-99

1997 marked The Dark Bob’s return to performing after a 4 year absence during which The Dark Bob focused on complicated personal matters. His bookings and appearances surprised old-timers and provided a new audience for his work at the following venues in California:

 

WADSWORTH THEATER, Westwood (Allen Ginsberg Tribute with Tom Waits, Exene Cervenka, Johnny Depp, Lewis MacAdams, and others)

BEYOND BAROQUE, Venice

BARNSDALL GALLERY, Hollywood

GLAXA THEATER, Los Angeles (with John Fleck, Llyn Foulkes and Rachel Rosenthal)

GLAXA THEATER, Silverlake

DADA (Downtown Arts Development Association) FESTIVAL, Los Angeles 1998-99

LUNA PARK, West Hollywood

MUSEUM OF CRAFT & FOLK ART, Los Angeles

DADA FESTIVAL, Los Angeles

 

2000-01

The Dark Bob organized and hosted All Stars of LA Performance Art. This seven part series featured some of the most renowned and influential performance artists as well as several pieces by emerging artists.

These shows helped revitalize performance art in Los Angeles and played to sold out crowds in LA’s most prestigious large nightclubs including the new Knitting Factory Main Stage, Viper Room and Arcadia (on the beautiful Santa Monica Pier).

The All Stars of LA Performance Art were profiled on LA’s popular TV show “Life & Times Tonight” and landed The Dark Bob (and John Fleck) on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Calendar Weekend section.

 

 

Visit the Bob & Bob section for additional performances dating back to 1975.

 

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