September 9 to October 2, 2011
Opening Friday September 9, 18-21h w/ live projections & performances
featuring works by: Peggy Ahwesh, Michel Auder, Agnes Bolt, Martha Colburn, Raul Vincent Enriquez, Bradley Eros, James Fotopoulos, Su Friedrich, Andrew Lampert, Jonas Mekas, Allison Somers, and Nick Zedd
INDEPENDENCE, Microscope Gallery’s inaugural exhibit, returns to kick off our second year with an exciting line up of new works by emerging and internationally recognized artists. All of the artists have previously exhibited or screened at Microscope and some will also be featured in the upcoming season. With nine exhibitions and over seventy screenings and performances behind us, our focus continues to be on presenting film, video, sound, performance and other time-based artists of uncompromising artistic vision.
The twelve artists in Independence Returns, many who have been working for decades, are fearless risktakers, who do what they do without regard for current trends or expectations. As a group they are best known for their work with moving images, including several experimental filmmakers who have revolutionized the medium. Each also works with other media and their drawings, paintings, photographs, collage, installation and other works will be on exhibit along with a projected video program. Collectively these artists have influenced over five decades of the New York art scene, from early Soho, Warhol’s Factory, Lower East Side, Williamsburg/Greenpoint to Bushwick today. Their works are exhibited and screened worldwide and are in the permanent collections of institutions including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum Ludwig Cologne among many others.