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Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Tim Rollins

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

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Now Available! Tim Rollins & K.O.S. exhibition catalog and artwork package!

This catalog was produced to accompany the exhibition “Tim Rollins & K.O.S. - A History”, which was organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Gallery at Skidmore College in 2009. The exhibition also traveled to The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA.

The exhibition chronicled the work of Tim Rollins, who created and taught a special hybrid art and literature class for at-risk youths in the South Bronx, New York City. Over several decades, Rollins and his students collaborated on making artwork that addressed the themes found in literature and the issues surrounding their own lives, in creative and expansive multi-media artworks.

The book comes with one such collaboration, a found brick painted to represent a burning building. This brick was one of a group of such brick paintings loaned to the actual museum exhibition. The painted bricks project is explained in James Romaine’s essay, which describes them thus: “Each brick was like the student [who made it]: solid, a little chipped, a little damaged, taken out of its rightful place, but it is beautiful and survives…we are broke but not broken”

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Alex Katz / Fairfield Porter

Now on view at Brooke Alexander Gallery: a new exhibition featuring the work of Alex Katz & Fairfield Porter!

Both Katz and Porter were central figures in the famous New York School of Painters & Poets, which held a prominent role in the New York art world from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. The pairing of these two distinctive artists is long overdue, and so it is a pleasure to see them together again.

Both painters are known for their intimate portraits of friends and family, as well as social gatherings, vacations and family celebrations. The exhibition focuses on the printed editions produced by both artists, most of which were published by Brooke Alexander.

The exhibition is on view through March 23rd.