Early Works 1980-1984
May 10 - September 8, 2015
curated by Lee Wells
Artist Reception Thursday May 21st, 6-9 pm
85 Delancey St IFAC / Lower East Side
Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik, Japan, 1982
Silver gelatin print, 11 x 14 inches
IFAC is proud to present the vintage black and white photographs by the East Village new media pioneer Paul Garrin. Photographing everyday life of New York in the early 1980’s. Garrin documented the streets of the village outside and the music and club scene inside, capturing the likes of Nico, Joseph Beuys, Colette, Lefferts Brown and others at places like Danceteria, Mud Club, and others local subculture gathering points. Garrin also includes important photographs taken while collaborating for over 16 years with video art legend Nam June Paik and two videos remastered video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Paik.
Paul Garrin began working with photography and video while studying fine arts at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. His works over the past 35 years encompass a full spectrum of analog and digital media from video to the Internet, exploring media and the social impact of technology on society, and issues of media access, free speech, and public/private space.
His works have been widely exhibited and broadcast internationally including the Lyon Biennale, Kwangju Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennale, Holly Solomon Gallery in New York, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, and others.
For more information please contact Lee Wells at [email protected].