Group Show

September 23 - October 6, 1972

September 23–October 6, 1972 112 Greene Street/Workshop
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi's installation in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi's installation in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Tina Girouard from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Tina Girouard from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Richard Nonas in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Richard Nonas in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Hisachika Takahashi, Mirror Piece
Hisachika Takahashi, Mirror Piece

Participating Artist

Gordon Matta-Clark, Hisachika Takahashi, Jared Bark, Richard Nonas, Tina Girouard

Exhibition Description

Jared Bark “Built up layers of black plasticene on the wall. While this clay was still fairly glutinous, he threw a billiard ball, marbles, and other hard round objects at it. The impact formed crater-like depressions. Another piece mimicked constellations: plate glass was sprayed dark blue, placed against the wall, and then shots from Bark’s BB gun formed a pattern. Each pellet fractured the glass in star shapes and blew the paint off.” [Laurie Anderson]

Tina Girouard used burlap feed bags which she brought back from Arcadiana, Louisiana to construct an H-shaped curtain. This erved as the set for “Oleo” or “Autumnal Equinox,” a ritual performed with Suzanne Harris on the evening of September 23. Corn, in its various stages of refinement: on the cob, dried corn, cornmeal, yellow cornflour, and cornstarch were ceremonially scattered on the floor. The resulting pattern along with the set curtain became Girouard’s piece in the show.

Richard Nonas exhibited a rough timber piece.

George Smudge (aka Gordon Matta-Clark) exhibited a baby carriage loaded with junk, which he found, as is, in the street of SoHo.

Hisachika Takahashi borrowed mirrors from his friends and placed them along the walls. The mirrors varried greatly in size, shape, and degree of ornamentation or framing. The donors’ names appeared next to the mirrors in both English and Japanese.

Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi's installation in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Tina Girouard from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Richard Nonas in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Hisachika Takahashi, Mirror Piece
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Jared Bark's piece from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi's installation in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Tina Girouard from "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Installation view of Hisachika Takahashi and Richard Nonas in "Group Show: September 23 - October 6, 1972"
Hisachika Takahashi, Mirror Piece