audart - new york city
Shrines To Fantasy (September 1996)
The "Shrines to Fantasy" show was curated with minimal direction, allowing it to present as a large installation with surprising twists and turns. The exhibition included a room installation by Karen Santry in which her “Golden Girls” and hand-painted glamour queens danced across three walls, while an elegant Soho man, carrying a fiddle, pranced across another with his three dalmations.
Adzema paid homage to an Italian chapel that was
in New York's Little Italy, to make way for a commercial building. The
included artifacts and statuary from the chapel, some of which
suspended on wires from the ceiling. Adzema provided printed materials
visitors, which explained the story of the church's demise. Black and
photographs of the interior of the church, during the demolition, were
by photographer, Ed Grazda. The installation was lit with candles that
day and night.
(Audrey Regan, Creative Director - Audart Gallery)