Leslie Lohman Museum

Fink

The Piers:
Art and Sex along
the New York Waterfront

Curated by Jonathan Weinberg with Darren Jones

 

Exhibition Dates: April 4 – July 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4; 6-8pm


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Pier 34 Continued...


Sterzing

Andreas Sterzing
Pier 34-1221 John Fekner
1983/2012
Archival pigment print from slide
AP 1/3
10 x 15”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.17.7 (55)
Hujar
Peter Hujar
Hallway, Canal Street Pier
1983
Silver gelatin print
14.75 x 14.5”
The Peter Hujar Archive, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
L2012.10.3 (56)

John Fekner
The site-specific conceptualist John Fekner created pieces inside and outside of Pier 34 that invoked Gordon Matta-Clark, who died so young and whose work reusing abandoned spaces was an enormous inspiration for Fekner's practice of drawing attention to questions of urban decay, industrial collapse, and social inequality. For example he made a tiny version of Matta-Clark's Day's End in a window of Pier 34 and he stenciled, "4 GORDON 2 U," on the side of the building which Sterzing photographed. Fekner also stenciled  words on the inside of Pier 34 that sardonically juxtaposed the phrase "health and beauty," with AIDS and a skeleton, shockingly drawing attention to the epidemic that was only just then beginning to ravage the city.

Feckner
John Fekner
Gordon Matta-Clark (Day's End Tribute)
1983/2012
Digital print from slide
17 x 12”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.5.1 (53)

Fekner
John Fekner
Health and Beauty AIDS (on the mezzanine)
1983/2012
Digital print from slide
12 x 17”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.5.2 (54)

       

 

 

 

       
Fink

Leonard Fink
Pier Sex
1980
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10”
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National History Archive
L2012.6.10 (57)
Fink
Leonard Fink
Pier 52
1976
Silver gelatin print
10 x 8"
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
National History Archive
(58)

       
Fink

Leonard Fink
Pier 48 Interior
1980
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10”
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National History Archive
L2012.6.9 (59)
Fink
Leonard Fink
Andrew on Pier 48
1978
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10”
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National History Archive
L2012.6.4 (60)

       
Wandel

Rich Wandel
The Piers (RCW 1423)
1983
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10”
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National History Archive
L2012.6.13 (62)
Wandel
Rich Wandel
The Piers (RCW 1421)
1983
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10”
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National History Archive
L2012.6.12 (63)

       
Hallam

Frank Hallam
Sunners, Pier 51
(Exterior from Interior)
1978/2011
Archival digital print from slide
AP
18.5 x 12.5”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.9.11 (64)
Hallam
Frank Hallam
Atrium Sunner (Pier 46)
1980/2011
Archival digital print from slide
AP
14.75 x 14.75”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.9.9 (65)

       

 

 

 

       
Parnes

Uzi Parnes
Adon Doran Finds Jesus
1982/2003
Multiple exposure print
from ektachrome 35mm slide
Unique print
24 x 36”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.12.1 (66)
Parnes
Uzi Parnes
The Beach Club
1981/2003
Multiple exposure print
from ektachrome 35mm slide
Unique print
24 x 36”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.12.3 (67)

       
Parnes

Uzi Parnes
Jack Smith as Sinbad Glick
1981/2012
Silver gelatin print
Ed. 1/2
10 x 13”
Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive, Gladstone Gallery, NY
L2012.12.2 (68)

Both Uzí Parnes and Ivan Galietti were protégés of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, and actor, whose movie, Flaming Creatures (1963), is a landmark of queer cinema. According to the director Richard Foreman, Smith “is the hidden source of practically everything that's of any interest in the so-called experimental theatre today.” Parnes photographed Smith in the guise of his Arabian Nights alter ego, Sinbad Glick, who was the hero of the director’s never completed project, Sinbad in the Rented World.
       

 

 

 

       
Sterzing

Andreas Sterzing
Pier 34-1219 Demolition (with Wojnarowicz mural)
1984/2012
Archival pigment print from slide
AP 1/3
12.5 x 18.5”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.17.9 (69)
Fink
Leonard Fink
Pier 48
1979
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10”
Courtesy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National History Archive
L2012.6.7 (70)

       
Hallam

Frank Hallam
Sunset (Pier 48)
1978/2011
Archival digital print from slide
AP
12.5 x 18.5”
Courtesy of the artist
L2012.9.3 (71)
 
       
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