May 9 – June 13, 1981
Gary Falk, Brigid Kennedy, Ladd Kessler, Peggy Yunque
Gary Falk's Cutouts and Drawings will occupy the foyer of the gallery. Each cutout reduces a grouping of images as varies as guitars, houses, saws and other mundane objects to irregular shapes approximating in signs. Their representation is extremely simplified: rendered in black and white on thin aluminum or masonite sheets. Related to the cutouts will be a number of Falk's Drawings employing similarity generalized imagery. The artists says that both his cutouts and drawings "....deal with a vocabulary of reduced images that work both as abstract signs and symbols. My aims is to locate an exact point between content and form."
Brigid Kennedy's installation will be located in Gallery 205. Titled "Naked Raid" , the piece will be made of metal lath and mud planes each measuring approximately 5'x6'. The planes will be cantelevered off the wall and hung in mid-air. Brigid Kennedy's work was recently seen in ABC No Rio's show, "Animals Living in Cities".
Ladd Kessler's "A Fragment from the Wonderful Past" will be seen in Gallery 207 and Peggy Yunque's "Zorro's Horse" will be in the Large Gallery. In their separate pieces Kessler and Yunque have sought to present complementary works which offer "Old World Magic". Included will be a variety of three dimensional work to look at and into. Among the 4 objects on view wil be crystal globes and wooden boxes containing "magical" views. The pieces have the feeling of the antique and deal with beauty, fantasy, romance and comedy. They range in material from papier mache to gold and will be arranged as installations with the intention of having an immediate visual impact that invites the viewer to inspect them more closely.
Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.