ALL | TOGETHER | DIFFERENT

A Survey of Working Artists on the Lower East Side

Curator Linda Griggs | Curatorial Advisor Yona Verwer

February 12, 2015  - April 1, 2015

MANNY CANTOR CENTER

197 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002
212.780.2300









Gallery Hours | Mon - Sat |10 - 6 PM

Opening Reception | Feb 12 | 7 - 9 PM 


PRESS as jpgs 
RECEPTION EVENTS 

Address from Department of Cultural 

Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl 

Ignite Photo Booth Portraits by 

Steve Ellis 

Music provided by artists, Scott Williams

of Audio Artists on bass and electronic 

instruments & Tine Kindermann of 

Villa Delirium on musical saw  


PROGRAMMING
Celebrate Poetry Month with a reading from 
  Gathering of the Tribes | 6th floor | Apr 1, 7-9
Clayton Patterson Captured hosted by cultural partner The Clemente | Feb 16 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T-VcIh3rZ7WENCviulxDQtPxanOWUXcdmZl4j91Pa8c/edit

CURATOR'S STATEMENT

We are excited to bring together the artists and organizations of the Lower East Side with work that ranges from minimalism to radical archiving, from artists who range in age from 29 to 92, by those who set the tone for expressive freedom and the subsequent arrivals who inherited a culture that was unique to the area.


The Lower East Side extended north to 14th St until realtors coined the term East Village in the 1960s. The neighborhood's housing stock was primarily limited to small tenement apartments and large housing developments which meant limited work space for creative output. This environment lent itself to conceptual, graffiti, and performance arts, and -- in much the same way that nomadic tribes have limited engagement in non-material culture -- body art. The trend arguably continues with computer generated arts.  


Although we lost many of these neighborhood artists to the AIDS epidemic, to drugs, and to rising rents, many stayed, fought for tenant rights for themselves and their neighbors, created communities, kept the spirit and attracted the next wave of artists who inherited the disjointed, yet allied individuality and the freedom to live as you choose. 

Many people come to New York for a career in the arts, but you come to the Lower East Side because you want a life in the arts.

FROM THE MANNY CANTOR CENTER

Throughout the decades, millions of people who have arrived and made a home on the messy, tumultuous and heaving Lower East Side, also found a safe place; an odd and wonderful place where they could be individuals -- but they weren’t alone. For artists, the Lower East Side was a neighborhood where you could do as you pleased - with your art, with your life.


Lore would have it that the storied pasts of the Lower East Side and emergent East Village art scene ended with gentrification in the 90s.  But some artists stayed and continued making art.


This exhibition is not about a history of the Lower East Side’s artists. It is a survey of Today’s Lower East Side artists -- those still engaged with this forever changing and forever the same neighborhood. It is a survey of those still making art, all together, different.

All | Together | Different is a project of the 

Educational Alliance Art School @ Manny Cantor Center


Yona@yonaverwer.com Yona_Verwer - Curation
Linda@linda Griggs Griggs Curatorial Projects  917 496-7058
Thanks to Fred Gutzeit for taking professional installation shots, Paul Bridgewater for his work on the In Memorium, Jacob Daniels - Assistant/Intern, and Eliza Jarvinen, Cynthia Maj and Melanie Vote who volunteered on install day.


PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
 

ARTISTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
followed by the IN MEMORIUM



 REGINA BARTKOFF
 
Untitled
 2014
 Pastel chalk on paper
10 1/2 by 13"

KATHLEEN CASEY


Untitled 11
2014
Acrylic on birch panel
11 x 8"



 CHICO

Chico-Boom 
Mixed media karaoke-plinko game-boom box and paint
Box 30 5/8" wide by 40" tall by 6"

ELIZABETH DWORKIN 

Road
1987
oil on canvas
14 x 11"  
SUSANNA COFFEY 

Transport
2007
oil on panel
12 x 15"

JOHN COPELAND
A Jailer's Keys
2015
oil on canvas
20 x 24"
 JAMIE DALGLISH
Untited
2014
acrylic on birch panel 
11 x 8"
 ANTON VAN DALEN
  
Laika the Astronaut
Title unknown (chicken car)
1984
colored pencil (?) on paper
5 x 7 framed 9 x 11
courtesy of Allen Hansen
 JACOB DANIELS
The Girl with AIDS
2014 
digital print
DARIA DESHUK 
St Mark's Place
c. 1980s
oil on canvas
32 x 54"


ERIK FOSS 
white lines
2014
mixed media on vintage paper
15 x 22"
 
ULA EINSTEIN 
Ask/ask not
2014
photography, limited edition of  10
11 x 14

DAVID FRIEDMAN 
Mist
2013
acrylic on drilled panel
13 1/2 x 12 1/2"

STEVE ELLIS

The Ignited New York photo booth 
built by Steve Ellis in collaboration with Michael Formika Jones, Misa Martin, Doerte Fitschen-Rath and 
Michelle Kaminer to document some of New York’s inspiring artistic community.
Photo booth and portraits
8' x 4







 DAY GLEESON 

The end of the New Year - 
Giuliani Quality of Life Measures
2011
mixed media with fire cracker residue
dimensions variable 
 LINDA GRIGGS

"When John's friend, Mark was dying Bill promised to scatter his ashes in London, Mark's favorite city. 
Years later John asked Bill how the scattering had gone. Bill said he hadn't done it yet.  Why not?", John asked. 
"You go to London several times a year." 
"I know", John said. "I just keep forgetting to pack him."
2012
oil on canvas over panel
5, 9 x 12"
FRED GUTZEIT 
 Mylar Glove #24
1982
spectral mylar on foamcore
9 X 8" 
RICHARD HAMBLETON 


Shadow Head

ca. 1988- 1992

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches; 61 x 45.7 cm

Signed and dated lower right on verso

Courtesy of Woodward Gallery, NYC

ALLEN HANSEN 


One for Mel ( 4 x 5 )

2015

Roofing tar on metal panel

4, 12 x 12"

 
DANIEL G. HILL
Blue Plate 4816
2010
archival inkject print
16 x 24, framed 23 x 31"
BRUNO JAKOB
Untitled: Life ,2006
(Gowanus Canal* Brooklyn NY, Canoe 8.October 2006 )
Invisible Painting / Water*, Energy,Brain,Light and Air
On Paper 6"x7 1/2"
Framed: 9 1/4*  x 10 3/4
TOM JARMUSCH
 
documents, memory, for my friend bill rice 
2006
11 1/4 minute video
                 ILSE KAHANE 
Incipient
2009
Pink alabaster
14 x 3 x 3 1/4"
MARC KEHOE  
The Painter Kehoe Modestly Envisions himself as Courbet’s 
The Wounded Man' with Vista Across Tompkins Square Park
2008
Oil on linen 
30" x 40"
KIM KEEVER
Eroded Man 049d
2010
C-print, 1/6 
27 x 16" framed
  TINE KINDERMAN
Brother Sister
detail of peep hole
2013
mixed media
8 1/2 x 20 x 16"
 OTIS KRIEGEL

 WE MUST
 2009
Wooden “Carpenter’s Pencil, white paint, black engraving
7 x  3/8 x 1/4"
SUSAN LEOPOLD    
   
Platform
2009  
mixed media 
12 x 8 x 9 in
WAYNE LIU
Untitled (Fountain)
2015
site specific 
                    installation of                       various gelatin
silver prints 
dimensions variable 
BONNIE LUCAS
Girl with High Heels
11" x 13"
 oil on wood panel
YURI MASNEJ 
Untitled
2014
on paper
 7 3/4" x 12"
framed 15 x 20"
EVERETT MCCOURT 

 William Rand, East Village
 1997
gelatin silver print
11 x 14 + frame
 
MOLUA MULDOWN
Save St Marks Books
2012
hand cut photo bricolage
18 x 22" 
JOE HEAPS NELSON 
Licking Suarez
 2014
acrylic on canvas
14 x 11"
ANGEL ORTIZ 
Title not known
date unknown
media unknown
11 1/2 x 9 1/2"
ANDREI PETROV
A new day yesterday
2014
Oil on canvas
11 x 16
 

  CLAYTON PATTERSON  
Screening & Talk - Feb 19, Thrs, 6-9:30
Hosted by LES cultural partner 

KEMBRA PFAHLER 
Sit-Ins
2008
body paint on paper
29 x 29"
PHILLY aka KONDOR 8 
Death at Cherry Blossom Time aka Flying Lesson aka I have Touched the Sky but Once 2009
mixed media two layer collage 
13 x 16" inc frame
JIM POWER
 - MOSAIC MAN  



RICK PROL  

S. O. S.
c. 2006
Goauche on paper
33 1/2 x 47" framed
JIM RADAKOVICH

I Want to Fit in

2014

Acrylic on canvas

34 x 30  
 LOUIS RENZONI
Dove
2014
oil on paper
24 x 18 
 SAMOA MORIKI 
Bob Ross
2014
oil on canvas 
30 x 24"
 DAVID SANDLIN 
Raised by Bookworms
2005
oil on wood 
24"x32"
 PHYLLIS SANFIORENZIO 
self portrait
2007 
oil on canvas  
16 x 14"

LARRY SILVER 
Summer of Love
oil on clay panel
10 x 8"
MARY SCHILIRO 
Zip Dip 2
2012
acrylic paint on Mylar
18 x 10"
KAREN SCHIFANO
 
Inside Job
 2012 
flashe on panel
9 x 11 3/4"
 JUDITH SIMONIAN
 
Deep Water Fish
2012
acrylic
13 x 19
NICO DIOS SMITH
Untitled
date unknown
oil on canvas
8 x 10 
Courtesy of Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
KIKI SMITH 


Falcon, 2001 
aquatint and etching
Hahnemühle bright white paper
paper size: 34 3/4 x 28 inches
image size: 25 x 20 inches
edition of 30
Courtesy of  Harlan & Weaver
MIGUEL TRELLES 
LA Plena Bildingui
2012
silkscreen
18 X 14"
  MARY JO VATH 
Toy Dog 
2014
oil on canvas
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
 YONA VERWER AND
CYNTHIA BETH RUBIN


LES
2014
Digital photography, acrylic paint, 
and augmented reality on canvas
72 x 18"
APRIL VOLMER 
 Vertical Flyway
2011
Mokuhanga woodblock 
combined with digital 
on washi paper
18 x 24" 
PAULINE WALSH
Untitled
2014
acrylic on canvas
12 x 10
 
 DAVID WANDER
Morning
2012
Rice paper and acrylic on wood
24 x 36" 
  ROGER WELCH 

Laguna Sagaponack

Mosel Allegheny
Arizona Austria (The Viewing Platforms)

2008

Study for Video

15” x 20”

Watercolor and Pencil on Paper

 SCOTT WILLIAMS
City of Rocks
2005
oil on panel
14 x 16
HANS WITSCHI
Untitled
2014
oil on canvas
16 x 12"
 JIMMY WRIGHT

Tender Night
c. 1979
watercolor
5 3/4 x 4 1/2"
JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
Handstand
2014
watercolor
23 x 19"
GUANG ZHU

Kenny Doren
2012
Digital
12 x 12 x 12"

     




ORGANIZATIONS 
THESE ORGANIZATIONS WILL REPRESENT THEIR MISSION IN A 3' WIDE SPACE


ABC NO RIO
 
      
Detail - jpg pending         

ABC No Rio is a collectively-run arts center on Rivington Street, known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to an actively engaged culture that promotes critical analysis and an expanded vision of possibility for our lives and the lives of our neighborhoods, cities, and societies. It is a place where people share resources and ideas in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support. We’ve retained these values to the present.




Zine Library Wallpaper 
  
 
77 x 42"




THE CLEMENTE 
cadavre exquis with each artist contributing a body part
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center was named in honor of poet, journalist and activist Clemente Soto Vélez, who mentored generations of Latino artists in Puerto Rico and in New York City and left a rich legacy that contributed to the cultural, social and economic life of Puerto Ricans in New York City and Latinos everywhere. Founded in 1993 by three Puerto Rican, Uruguayan, and Dominican literary and performing artists to sponsor art exhibits and performances within the facility and in the greater community, The Clemente is focused on fostering, promoting, and supporting Puerto Rican/Latino arts, while establishing relations with like-minded people and organizations regardless of ethnicity. We dedicate our resources to maintaining affordable spaces for these artists to create, develop, promote, and present their work, and on the development of diverse audiences to whom to present them. Housed in a city-owned architectural landmark-quality building, The Clemente has two art galleries that also serve as multi-use spaces, four theaters, three rehearsal/multi-use rooms, and 43 visual arts studios. The Clemente is home to 13 performing arts, educational, and arts organizations that use the facility for rehearsals, creative development, and public performances, many of them free.



Sara Beatty 

Foot Thing 
Winter 2014
Acrylic and charcoal 
  
 on canvas    
16x12  
          Linda Byrne   
Left Leg
2015
Gouache and cut 
paper on paper
32 x 9"
 Jan Baracz
 Two wrench arm
2015

Two 7/8 wrench keys, nut, bolt and washers. 
22"X2"
Robert Grant

Ghost danse   
2014 
Acrylic and powdered    glitter on canvas 
12 x 12"

Lisa Lebofsky
Fileseffer
2012
Media, scraped oil paint
 on aluminum
10" x 16" 
 
Kylie Heidenheimer

Cosmological Hexagonal Pad for (Pop)Corn Knee
2015 
Interference acrylic on knee pad
9 x 5 1/2
Bill Massey 
   

“Open Kimono Upper Torso” 
 2014    
 oil on linen  
 18 x 14 in.
  
Mark Power  
Plastic Copy of Hard Hat
2015
plastic
11 x 5 x 8"
Flavia Souza 
Treasure
2015
digital fine art pigment on paper print
17.6 x 12
Rafael Velez 
Righteous Hand
2015
Mixed media: paper, ink, tempera, charcoal on wood
10 x 7 x 1 1/4"
 
Melanie Vote
Popcorn
2015
mixed media
32 x 10 x 8"
   
Amy Westphal
Untitled
2015
digital print
11 x 8 1/2"
Zito
Dad
2013 
Acrylic and collage on wood 18" diam




 




CULTURE PUSH 


  Past Culture Push Fellows share images and artifacts from their year in the Fellowship for Utopian Practice, a testing ground for new ideas that aim to create positive social change through combining artistic practice with civic engagement.


FUSION ARTS 

 20 photos detailing changes in 
elaborate wrought iron facade

Fusion Arts is committed to art that combines all the genres into multi-sensory/multi-disciplinary art.  Founded by Shalom Neuman in the 1980s. It has been an arts venue for multi disciplinary artists for over 30 years. 

It is operated under the auspices of Fusion Arts (Converging Arts Media Organization), a 501(c)3 visual arts organization and registered New York public charity whose mission is to promote fusion art and the artists who choose to create work in this genre.

The building has been a fixture on the Lower East Side art scene since the 1980s. The gallery has been in existence since June of 2000.




  LE PETIT VERSAILLES/ALLIED PRODUCTIONS

 
postcards and flyers of past shows

jpg pending
 

Le Petit Versailles, a New York City LGBTQ community garden established in 1996 by artivists Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, is internationally known as an art space of cultural significance that presents year round public events including exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects. 

Le Petit Versailles is located at 346 East Houston St. and features an arbor, performance platform, site specific art installations and passageway to 2nd St. 

Visiting hours are Wednesday - Sunday 2-7pm. & whenever weather is favorable. 

LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Robert Dell Vuyosevich, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education.




PS 122 
cadavre exquis with each artist contributing a body part

 DOMINICK GUIDA
Untitled
2015
Watercolor on Arches paper
30 x 22"
WILLIAM GRAEF 
Bambimater Familias
2008      
Cast resign and plastic
 8" x 6" x 3"
MARY JANE MONTALTO

No Title
2007-2014
Ink and acrylic
on two mounted panels
 10 x 12
LARRY SILVER
Summer of Love
2014
Oil on clay panel
10 x 8 
ROBIN TEWES  

I'm right, you left. You're right, I'm left
2014
Ink, watercolor, glitter o paper
12 x 16
GATHERING OF THE TRIBES
 

Tribes #14 Magazine, poetry books publishes by Tribes, fliers from art shows, and work donated by David Hammons.
Tribes will also present a poetry reading for the closing of the exhibition






IN MEMORIUM 
Small works and portraits from much loved artists not widely 
known outside of the neighborhood with white bodega candles


     
 

CARLUCCI BENCIVENGA 

Photo: Steve Ellis
Portrait of Carlucci with one of his masks
date unknown
enlarged Poloroid
9 x 9"
Courtesy of Steve Ellis


EDWARD BREZINSKI
Nancy Reagan
1984
woodcut
23 x 14 1/4
29 x 20 framed
Courtesy of Lenny Kisko

CRAIG COLEMAN 

Photo: Phyllis Galembo

1983

photo

8 3/4 x 8 3/4"

Courtesy of Paul Bridgewater



SEAN EARLEY

 self portrait done after learning of HIV status 
Blackbird
1991
media unknown
22 1/4 x 17 1/4"
Courtesy of Paul Bridgewater 

BLAKE FERRIS 

Title unknown
c. 2009
uranium print of Hiroshima victim from photo in the public domain
13 x 10, framed
courtesy of Allen Hansen  

LUIS FRANGELLA 


Untitled (Hat)
1988
acrylic on canvas
12 x 15 3/4 
courtesy of Hal Bromm
 
GREER LANKTON
Photo: Geoff Spear
(Greer_Pratt_1981) / Greer, Pratt theater, Brooklyn NY, 1981
Black and white archival print
12 x 18"
Courtesy of Geoff Spear

TOM MURRIN
Photo: Patricia Sullivan
Tom Murrin with Lady in Red
2009
Digital Media
8 1/2 x 11"
Courtesy of Patricia Sullivan 

 
   CHRIS TWOMEY
Study from "Stolen Goods" series
c. 2012
ink on paper 
13 x 16, framed
courtesy of Linda Griggs

   





INSTALLATION SHOTS 
Courtesy of Fred Gutzeit     Photo credit: Fred Gutzeit

      
    
    
  


SLIDESHOW OF OPENING 
Courtesy of Manny Cantor Center  



Created with flickr slideshow.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 

LINDA GRIGGS at 917 496-7058 or Linda@lindaGriggs.com
YONA VERWER at YVERWER@GMAIL.COM

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