PPOW Gallery's "Big City Fall" Show
Well.. it's only up till Dec 23, so this weekend is your last chance to catch this great show.
Big City Fall show at the P.P.O.W. Gallery.
It's a reflection on our
tragic post 9/11 world, and largely features work from the estate of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) dating back the 1980's and it's connection with other gallery artists.
While Wojnarowicz work was a sharp criticism to the way our society
ignored reacted to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980's, his work seems completely relevant today.
His large cityscape (Photo #1, Untitled, 1985)
There are several of David's photo's and sculptures in this show.
Both the running flaming boy (Photo #2, Untitled - Buring boy, 1984) and the entire Sex Series (8) photographs in the back gallery room were great.
The Wojnarowicz work is impressive.. and it's surprising he's not more well known. But, my guess, most people have not seen enough of it. The last 2 photo's are from a "Christmas Tree" looking Wojnarowicz installation. Nice ornaments!
and Martin Wong.
Also if you're a Wojnarowicz fan.
There is a new book just published,
by The MIT Press.
I found a copy at the Whitney Book store a few weeks ago.
David Wojnarowicz, A definitive History of five or six years on the lower east side. Interviews by Sylvere Lotringer, Edited by Giancario Ambrosine.