Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Panel: Artists Angela Dufresne, Derek Fordjour and Mimi Gross join David Cohen to discuss the work of Marcia Marcus

Apologies for resending this newsletter; the date of this panel was omitted from Saturday’s email
Tuesday, October 17 at 7.15pm at Eric Firestone Loft, 4 Great Jones Street, 4th Floor, between Broadway and Lafayette Street.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Marcia Marcus: Role Play, 1958-1973

The rediscovery of Marcia Marcus is massively exciting. A product of the golden age of Cooper Union students – the early 1950s that graduated the likes of R.B. Kitaj, William King, and her classmates Lois Dodd and Alex Katz – Marcus quickly trade marked her own distinctive contribution to the collective idiom of graphic, stylized, sartorially-savvy, psychologically-astute portraiture. But she was also at the cutting edge of an intersection of portraiture and performance art, as a pioneering collaborator in the “happenings” of the early ‘50s. And her alacrity as an observer of women and blacks in an age of metropolitan emancipation makes her especially ripe for reconsideration in our socially regressive times. DAVID COHEN

Pictured: Jack, 1964