In the spring of 1983 I heard about a pier on the Hudson river that artists were using as an open space to make art in. I began creating a group of Masked Figures from trash I found on the site, and drawing on Police Department stationary I found there. This Fall 2016 curator Johnathan Weinberg has organized a show with some of the artists from Pier 34 which opens at the Hunter College Gallery on Hudson St. (not far from where pier 34 once stood!) on Sept. 29.
The spontaneous energy of the artist’s work at the pier was unforgettable and yet it remained a secret known only to a few at the time. This show promises to reveal more about this event that had such an impact. Working in the ruins of a great city with cast off materials was crucial to my work in the 80's and of many others who became part of the east village scene.
UPCOMING EVENT ! Opening 9/29
GROUP SHOW - HUNTER COLLEGE ART GALLERY, NEW YORK, 205 Hudson St.
SEP 29 - NOV 20 - 2016
CURATED BY JONATHAN WEINBERG
Gallery of my photos of work from the Pier:
See the review in Art in America: