Opening of Mark Morrisroe: From This Moment On at Artists Space
As part of my Armory Week festivities I checked out the opening of Mark Morrisroe: From This Moment On at Artists Space. This year’s Armory Show happened to be dedicated to Morrisroe's gallerist Pat Hearn. Tragically both Hearn & Morrisore died prematurely before their time. He was a central figure within the Boston School of artists which includes Nan Goldin. She was a much loved art world fixture who was a pioneer in the East Village gallery scene. Hearn was also a founder of the Gramercy International Art Fair which became The Armory Show. Most importantly she was a friend to many emerging artists and gallerists who are now very much established. Painter Richard Phillips told me that he remembered seeing Morrisroe's work at the Pat Hearn Gallery when he was a young artist going to openings in the East Village. Hearn’s gallery also gave him the opportunity to see the work of Philip Taaffe and George Condo for the first time. The scene at Artists Space was a celebratory Boston School reunion with other artists from Morrrisoe’s milieu including Jack Pierson, Philip-Lorca di Corsia, and Tabboo! on hand. This museum quality exhibit runs through May 1st and should not be missed.