Becoming Unfinished is an art installation with daily performances debuting at the Hudson Guild Theater.

 

The brainchild of New York based multi-disciplinary artist Tony Michale Estrada, Becoming Unfinished serves as a public art experience aimed to engage the community in why people create art, and how art can change lives and transform what it means to be human. It is also a love letter to the art community, to all the artists and gallerists who have ever given the artist a free show.

The twice daily one-hour performances embedded in the installation bring together the art, the space, and the artist.  The three inter-connected monologues follow a gallery owner and his most recent exhibition, and a father and son relationship, mirrored in the artwork floating around the stage and made by Estrada himself. Between monologues, the show turns into a modern gallery of sorts. When Estrada is not performing, he will sit in the audience and become the spectator, watching visitors view his art. He will be available to discuss the work as artist and gallery owner in one.

 

As a quick note, Estrada will engage the surrounding Chelsea-Elliot Houses community with free art programming on select weekends after the performance through the Winter, and will take the show on the road in early Spring—first stopping in his home state of Alabama.

To reserve a seat at a performance click here.

 

Installation hours:

10AM-10PM Wednesday-Saturday, Nov 20-23
12PM-9PM Sunday, Nov 24

1-hour twice daily performances:

1PM and 7PM Wednesday-Saturday

1PM and 6PM Sunday

Hudson Guild Theater

441 W 26th St

New York, NY 10001

"Theaters are sacred spaces to me.  I wanted to create a unique experience of viewing art on stage and then being able to see a live performance that brings together the space, the art, and the story and its themes. I was inspired by Thornton Wilder's Our Town, the monologues of Spalding Gray, and the great potential of the human race."