Artists Space

Grand Galop

February 26 – March 26, 1983

"GRAND GALOP," group exhibition organized by James Casebere.

"GRAND GALOP" is a group exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography by seven artists: Ross Anderson, Ericka Beckman, Diane Buckler, Debby Davis, Stephen Frailey, Biff Henrich, Edwin Rath. "GRAND GALOP" was organized by photographer artist, James Casebere, who showed his work at Artists Space in 1979 and is currently represented by Sonnabend Gallery.

The title of the show is taken from a poem of the same name by John Ashbery. The relationship between the poem and the art work is not a direct one, rather Mr. Casebere sees an intuitive link between the issues discussed in the poem and the work he has selected. Though the work was not chosen with a specific theme in mind, each artist questions the authority of different realities through the concept and structure of a work of art. The work abstracts natural and cultural symbols in order to reinvest them with new meanings. This art also seeks to understand social mechanisms while using a double edged humor to criticize the public opinion and values which establish them.

Artists Space regular exhibition program is sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum Services, the Jerome Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Samuel Rubin Foundation, and the Lauder Foundation. Corporate Sponsors are AT&T Long Lines, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Consolidated Edison, Exxon Corporation, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, I.M. Pei & Partners, Philip Morris and Warner Communications.