Tseng Kwong Chi
Rodney Alan Greenblat
Marguerite Van Cook
A group exhibition curated by Rick Prol featuring vintage 1980's works by trend-setting artists who helped shape the legendary East Village art movement. The show highlights the spirit and energy that put the East Village on the 'Art History map', featuring works by over fifty artists, including Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, Luis Frangella, Judy Glantzman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Bidlo, Kenny Scharf...
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Bidlo, Ashley Bickerton, Keiko Bonk, T. Brazelton, Andrew Castrucci
Tseng Kwong Chi, Craig Coleman, Rich Colicchio, Arch Connelly
Ronnie Cutrone, Peggy Cyphers, Jimmy DeSana, Stefan Eins
Brigitte Engler, John Fekner, Luis Frangella, Bobby G, Judy Glantzman
Rodney Alan Greenblat, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Peter Halley
Richard Hambleton, Joel Handorff, Keith Haring, Peter Hujar, Dragan Ilic
Keily Jenkins, Kim Keever, Mark Kostabi, Stephen Lack, Greer Lankton
Allan McCollum, McDermott/McGough, Nicholas Mouffarrege
Joseph Nechvatal, Kiell Erik Killi Olsen, Rick Prol, Jim Radakovich
Louis Renzoni, Eric Rhein, Walter Robinson, James Romberger
Hope Sandrow, Kenny Scharf, Russell Sharon, Kiki Smith
Huck Snyder, Philip Taffe, Lori Taschler, Marguerite Van Cook
curated by Rick Prol
Hal Bromm Gallery/Tribeca will present â€œVintage East Villageâ€, a group exhibition curated by Rick Prol featuring vintage 1980's works by more than fifty trend-setting artists who helped shape the legendary East Village art movement. The exhibition will open January 20, 2005 and continue through April 29, 2005.
â€œVintage East Villageâ€, featuring vintage works by over fifty artists, highlights the spirit and energy that put the East Village on the â€œArt History mapâ€.
Hal Bromm was an early champion of many of the areaâ€™s most significant artists who helped create the raucous, culturally-charged East Village scene. Instrumental in bringing attention to their work, Brommâ€™s gallery was one of the first to show David Wojnarowicz, Luis Frangella, John Fekner, Rick Prol, Mark Kostabi and many others. Keith Haringâ€™s first one-person exhibition in New York was at Hal Bromm in 1981.
Bromm helped to draw attention to the growing East Village movement in 1984 with â€œClimbingâ€, a major group exhibition with works by 25 artists. â€œClimbingâ€ presented fresh, exciting and innovative new art by many rising stars, including Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, Luis Frangella, Judy Glantzman, Walter Robinson, Mike Bidlo, and Martin Wong.
In 1984, Carlo McCormick wrote that â€œClimbingâ€ was â€œa search for the most promising of the lotâ€¦looking at a few trees in the forestâ€. In 2005, Vintage East Village provides a new view of that forest 20 years later.
Image: Rick Prol, Untitled # 19, 2001. Oil on canvas
A private viewing will be held Thursday, January 20, from 6:30 â€“ 9:00.
Contact: Rick Prol, 212-228-6367
Hal Bromm Gallery 90 West Broadway at Chambers Street, Tribeca