Exhibition Review: Art of Our Century (NYC)
There is a relatively new gallery in Greenwich Village, New York. You may miss it if you walk very quickly down the streets (as one tends to do in New York City). The gallery is half-way hidden in a historical building, full of lofts. The viewer must be on the lookout for a sign and buzzed in to enter. However, things have slowed down a bit in the Big Apple, and it is always a treat to still view (with social distancing) any new and excellent artworks.
Art of Our Century is the name of the gallery. It was initially “inspired by legendary art world figure Peggy Guggenheim’s 1942-47 gallery on 57th St. of a similar name, Art of This Century.” - Tim McD. (Gallery Director)
The current exhibition on view at the space is titled, “Pride Marches On: Celebrating 50 Years.” The group show exhibits a timeline of sixty photographs. The chronology starts with the first organized Pride parade on June 28,1970 (Christopher Street Liberation Day March). Each image displayed holds a piece of history and a fight for human rights. Seeing the show in its entirety is something remarkable.
Photographers include: Barbara Alper, Fred W. McDarrah, Meryl Meisler, Suzanne Poli, Mary McKenna Ridge, Darleen Rubin and Allan Tannenbaum.
1. Art of Our Century, Pride Marches On - Street Sign, New York
2. Garden Guys, Pride March 1977, Meryl Meisler
3. Queer Nation, 1990, Suzanne Poli
4. Neighbors, 1979, Susanne Poli
5. Waiting for the Parade, 2019, Mary Mckenna Ridge
6. Gallery View I
7. Gallery View II
8. Marsha P. Johnson, Pride 1985, Suzanne Poli
Suzanne Poli website
Meryl Meisler website
Mary McKenna Ridge website