Artists Space

Life Story Number 1

February 17 – March 10, 1979

An arrangement of rectangular prisms made of cardboard.
Life Story Number 1. Installation view, Artists Space, 1979. [An arrangement of rectangular prisms made of cardboard.]

Artists Space will present the work of four artists in one-person exhibitions for the month of February. Opening on February 17th and running through March 10th are:

Dennis Adams: Patricia Hearst - a Second Reading (extended)
Room 207

James Casabere: Life Story Number 1
Back Gallery

Donald: The Nigger Drawings
Main Gallery

Barbara Levy: Photographs
Hall Gallery

Dennis Adams' Patricia Hearst - a second reading (extended) is an installation juxtaposing published photographs of Patricia Hearst and descriptive texts. About the piece Adams says, "This work investigates the precarious relationship of photographic evidence when it is paired with written description. Installed to stimulate a circular reading, the work operates through a sculptural dimension."

James Casabere's Life Story Number 1 -while not literally the artists life story, Casabere intends this series of ten black and white photographs to suggest an ambiguous narrative.

Donald's Nigger Drawings are seven 5'x7' triptychs combining black and white photography and charcoal drawing. This series of work was made between 1976 and 1978. The artist is currently engaged in making a series of larger color work.

Barbara Levy's photographs are ghost-like still-lives and random street images seen through a single small window. About the photographs Levy says they "...are the result of an attempt to purge things of their inertia."

Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.