Andy Warhol-Themed Exhibit Opens Jan. 28
The exhibition features paired art prints and original recordings created by some of the most prominent artists, writers and performers who knew, worked with or were associated with Andy Warhol. Among them are Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Ultra Violet, Path Soong and Jeff Gordon.
For example, the poem “Edie” by Patti Smith muses on the life and death of Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick. The photograph in “Warhol’s Factory” by Nat Finkelstein shows Warhol and Bob Dylan with an Elvis painting. Dylan’s song, “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” critiques the Warholian notion of fame and success. And Gordon’s screen print modifies a Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as a visual analogy to his sound piece, which loops excerpts from a Warhol interview and lasts for the prototypical 15 minutes.
Each artist has created a 12- by 12-inch visual image and an audio work—ranging from music to poetry to abstract sound—related to Warhol and his circle. Each visual image is exhibited in the original size as well as in a 3-foot by 3-foot version. MP3 players with headphones are located next to each image.
Gordon and Soong, who are married, recently relocated to Norwich, N.Y., after spending most of their lives in New York City. Gordon, who knew and liked Warhol, has been producing original sound recordings and prints by visual artists and poets for 25 years. He works in various mediums, from paper and canvas to lithographs, etchings and ceramics. Soong is a well-known abstract zen painter.
“15 Minutes” will run through March 1. Admission to the exhibit is free. Members of the public are invited to a reception on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., and a gallery talk by Gordon and Soong at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Project Space Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday when the college is in session. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607) 436-3456.