Vivid Astro Focus
Bruce La Bruce
D'Amelio Terras has invited three emerging artistic programs (Daniel Reich Gallery, K48, and John Connelly Presents) to present emerging artists, writers, designers, and musicians.
For the month of July, D'Amelio Terras has invited three emerging artistic
programs â€¹Daniel Reich Gallery, K48, and John Connelly Presentsâ€¹ to occupy our
west 22nd St. ground floor space. Each will operate their businesses within
our walls and present exhibitions that will bring together an array of
emerging artists, writers, designers, and musicians. The success of recent
alternative art fairs such as the Stray Show in Chicago and Scope in New
York depended heavily on a spirit of collaboration and dialogue between
participating galleries. It is our hope that the communal environment and
the collaborative nature of this venture will create a dialogue and energy
that will benefit our respective programs and all of our visitors. This
exhibition broadens the role of the contemporary art gallery to not only
include the recognition and exhibition of individual emerging artists but
also to search for and highlight the energy, new ideas, and talents of the
founders of emerging and alternative spaces.
Daniel Reich Gallery has been open at 308 W. 21st St. #2A since December 2001. This autumn, the gallery will move to a storefront space in Chelsea. Prior to opening his own exhibition space, Daniel was director of Pat Hearn Gallery. He will be presenting 'The Birdman Returns' featuring artwork by Christian Holstad, Bjorn Copeland, Nick Mauss, Paul P, and others.
K48 has been publishing magazines and organizing performances, installations, and exhibitions since 2001. Primarily run by Scott Hug with the assistance of Bengala, they have published three issues and a fourth is due in August 2003. They will present limited edition audio CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs by over seventy-five artists, slackers, anarchists, poets, and punk rockers.
John Connelly Presents has been open at 526 W. 26th St., Suite 1023, since November 2001. Prior to running the gallery full-time, John was a director of Andrea Rosen Gallery. He will present artwork by Asianpunkboy, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, David Altmejd, Matthew Brannon, Dearraindrop, Kim Fisher, General Idea, Wade Guyton, Karen Heagle, Sissel Kardel, Bruce La Bruce, Slava Mogutin, Gerard Maynard, and Mungo Thompson.
Monday toÂ Friday, 10am to 6pm
D'Amelio Terras Gallery
525 West 22nd Street