Magician and artist Jeanette Andrews invites guests to experience a night of magic that will upend all of their notions of what magic, at its most beautiful and confounding, can be. In her first public performance in New York City, Andrews will use an unlikely tool—scents from the natural world, such as apples and fresh soil—as catalysts to guide the audience through a series of interactive illusions. Along the way, her guests will create the impossible and seemingly predict the future. Andrews’ work uses scientific oddities and sensory anomalies to uncover a heightened world amid everyday life. “As an illusionist,” she says, “it is my job to create paradoxes and impossible visuals.”
Immediately following the performance, the esteemed choreographer and performance artist Will Rawls will lead a brief conversation with Andrews about her practice. They will discuss Andrews’ trajectory from magic to fine art, and specifically, how she uses magic as a technical medium for conceptual exploration.
Jeanette Andrews specializes in creating performative, art-based interactive sensory magic, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible, and is hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists in the world today. Performing her first magic show for her preschool class, and presenting her first paid show at age six, magic has been Ms. Andrews' sole vocation. With her studio based in Chicago, Ms. Andrews has staged hundreds of sold-out and standing-room-only performances at museums, theaters and universities across the United States. These include commissioned and site-specific work for the International Museum of Surgical Science, Birmingham Museum of Art, Chicago Ideas Week, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She is the only magician worldwide known to be awarded an artist’s residency, including being a High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist and artist in residence for The Institute for Art and Olfaction.
This event is now waitlist only.
Free with registration here.
RSVP is required; two tickets per registration as space is very limited.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
Doors open: 7:30 pm
Performance: 8 pm-9 pm