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December 20, 2006

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.
Ppow_wojnarowicz_painting

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) 

Wojnarowicz_running_manforeshadowed his mortality and he later wrote, “When I was told that I’d contracted this virus it didn’t take me long to realize that I’d contracted a diseased society as well.”

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.
Wojnarowicz_world_bull_scull
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!

Wojnarowicz_human_world_scullAlso featured in the show are
OSCAR Oiwa,
Carolee Schneemaan, who's large photograph "Terminal Velocity", 2001 is not to be missed!

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.

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Woj was one of the few 80's east village expressionists to actually have worth, character, and brains.
amongst so many "anguished" illustrational posers he was the true gold.

Damn!! I can't believe I missed this show.. it looks great!

But, MAO, thanks for the photo's..

Happy New Year!

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