1985

THE BEAUTY NOT THE BEAST: Robert Kippur and Gary Maye

1/5/1985 – 2/9/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Paintings by Robert Kippur and Gary Mayer about issues of beauty and the human figure.

JOHN FEKNER: Idioblast

2/1/1985 – 3/7/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Idioblast was an LP released by multimedia artist John Fekner with the sponsorship of Exit Art. Fekner’s sound work juxtaposed prefab snippets of the modern roar (found sound and industrial noise) with music (rap) and was an early example of a hip hop record. 


Event: February 23, 1985, Your House Is Mine, performance and reading by John Fekner

PEDRO LUJAN: Wood Sculpture

2/14/1985 – 3/23/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Comprehensive exhibition of Lujan’s sculpture from 1980 to 1985. Lujan worked in wood using all natural materials. Some of his work dealt with ritualistic iconography from Mexico, bird images, and abstract forms.

Publication: Catalog has a hand-cut insert, an interview with Pedro Lujan by Jeanette Ingberman, biographical information and black and white reproductions of the work.

RINGSIDE GALLERY: Trine Bumiller

2/14/1985 – 3/23/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Inaugural exhibition in the Ringside Gallery, a space within Exit Art, allowing young, emerging artists the opportunity to have a one-person exhibition.

SURPLUS SHOW: Today’s Art in an Overpopulated City

3/28/1985 – 4/20/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Candida Alvarez, Rande Barke, Miriam Beerman, Betina Blohm, Ken Buhler, Emily Cheng, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Anton Van Dalen, Marcos Dimas, Steve Ellis, Rochelle Feinstein, Denise Gale, Michael Hafftka, Mary Hambleton, David Hachett, Douglas Higgins, Kent Johnson, Tim Kennedy, Linda Leavitt, Peter Lourekas, Gary Mayer, Melissa Meyer, Nachume Miller, Richard Mock, Florence Neal, Nestor Otero, Yhuda Porbochrai, Juan Sanchez, Hunt Slonem, Ken Sofer, Mark Strathy, Chihung Yang, Charles Yuen

Exhibition: The thirty-three artists in this show were chosen from Exit Art’s artist files and studio visits in order to present the work of unknown and emerging artists to a larger public.

Publication: Offset catalog reproduced a commissioned black and white drawing from each of the artists in the show.

RINGSIDE GALLERY: Michael Mulhern

3/28/1985 – 4/20/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Three-dimensional paintings by Michael Mulhern.

Oracle

4/28/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Donna Henes, Charlie Morrow, Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts, Kaylynn Sullivan, John Giorno, Lenny Pickett, Paul Zelevansky, Layne Redmond & Glyn Velez, Alison Knowles, Bonnie Sherk, Martha Wilson, Papo Colo, Yasunao Tone, Paul McMahon, Aline Mare & Bradley Eros, Charlotte Moorman, Eric Schmidt, Pedro Pietri, and Ilona Granet

Event: Oracle was a one night event that featured 22 artists from various disciplines. Each artist performed a work in response to issues raised by the oracle figure of ancient Greek lore. The oracle was a priest or priestess who became a medium for the gods to speak in response to an inquiry. Oracle was also the name of a shrine consecrated to a prophetic god where pronouncements and predictions were made. The oracle allowed divine access and enabled communication between gods and mortals. Each artist had fifteen minutes.

MICHAEL GITLIN: Sculptures and Drawings 1982-1985

5/2/1985 – 6/1/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: The third in a series of comprehensive one-person exhibitions of mid-career artists. Gitlin presented sculptures and drawings from 1980 to 1985.

Publication: Essay by Steven Henry Madoff, documentation of the works in the exhibition.

RINGSIDE GALLERY: Arlan Huang

5/2/1985 – 6/1/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: The third one person show in the Ringside Gallery, exhibiting a series of paintings by this Asian-American artist who previously had almost no opportunity to show his work.

ALAN SCARRITT AND NORMAN TUCK

6/6/1985 – 6/29/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Kinetic sculpture by Norman Tuck and an installation of drawings, sound, photograms and sculptures by Alan Scarritt.

JERRY KEARNS: Paintings 1983-1985

9/12/1985 – 10/12/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: The first comprehensive one-person exhibition of paintings of this mid-career artist who combines popular imagery from comic books, newspapers, advertising, and American pop culture.

Travel: Modernism Gallery, San Francisco

RINGSIDE GALLERY: Jacques Roch

9/12/1985 – 10/12/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: Selection of paintings and drawings from 1982 to 1985.

ELAINE LUSTIG COHEN

10/17/1985 – 11/23/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: A comprehensive one-person exhibition of paintings, wood constructions and works on paper by Elaine Lustig Cohen created from 1979 to 1985.

Publication: Catalog with an introduction by Donald Berthelme and a critical essay by Peter Frank placing the work within a historical context.

RINGSIDE GALLERY: Candida Alvarez

10/17/1985 – 11/23/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: The first New York solo show of this Hispanic artist who exhibited works on paper from 1984 to 1985.

HUNT SLONEM: Gold and Saints

11/27/1985 – 12/28/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Exhibition: A solo exhibition of paintings by Hunt Slonem representing two series of works that occupied the artist’s imagination for the previous few years — Gold paintings filled with Incan imagery and paintings of various saints.

Publication: Color catalogue with critical essay by poet and art critic John Yau.

RINGSIDE GALLERY: The Showroom

11/27/1985 – 12/28/1985

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Jerry Kearns, Gary Mayer, Linda Levit, Melissa Meyer, Arlan Huang, Papo Colo, Candida Alvarez, Jacques Roch, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Rande Barke, Chihung Yang

Exhibition: New work by artists who had shown at Exit Art over the previous three years.