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Critics Review Bowie Exhibit

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on January 13, 1999

Here is what the Critics are saying about the "Bowie" Exhibit at the Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Time Out New YorkIssue 168December 10-17, 1998"The artists in the show share a fascination for David Bowie, but the better works here get past simple adoration to examine Bowie's cultural impact on a deeper level...the show as a whole is thoughtfully installed.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Review MagazineDecember 15, 1998 "As Goldsworthy sees it, Bowie was more than an influential rocker: he became the embodiment of a cultural movement to which he gave language and images. Goldsworthy pays homage to Bowie by organizing a group exhibition that unabashedly idolizes him even as it picks up his project of making art from pop culture - in this case, Bowie's pop art...If the criticism is that Bowie appropriated and synthesized forms, or questioned identity, then these artists suggest that he was prescient of later art. The artists here gladly advertise Bowie's influence on their development."--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The New YorkerDecember 21, 1998"Bowie" - An engaging group show featuring works in various mediums. Such a large selection of works by diverse artists almost inevitably leads to a variation in quality, but there's plenty of good stuff to look at." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rumor has it that there will be a "Closing Party" for the Bowie exhibit on January 23rd at the Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery to celebrate the exhibits run?

  • 13 January 1999
    Critics Review Bowie Exhibit

    Here is what the Critics are saying about the "Bowie" Exhibit at the Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Time Out New YorkIssue 168December 10-17, 1998"The artists in the show share a fascination for David Bowie, but the better works here get past simple adoration to examine Bowie's cultural impact on a deeper level...the show as a whole is thoughtfully installed.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Review MagazineDecember 15, 1998 "As Goldsworthy sees it, Bowie was more than an influential rocker: he became the embodiment of a cultural movement to which he gave language and images. Goldsworthy pays homage to Bowie by organizing a group exhibition that unabashedly idolizes him even as it picks up his project of making art from pop culture - in this case, Bowie's pop art...If the criticism is that Bowie appropriated and synthesized forms, or questioned identity, then these artists suggest that he was prescient of later art. The artists here gladly advertise Bowie's influence on their development."--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The New YorkerDecember 21, 1998"Bowie" - An engaging group show featuring works in various mediums. Such a large selection of works by diverse artists almost inevitably leads to a variation in quality, but there's plenty of good stuff to look at." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rumor has it that there will be a "Closing Party" for the Bowie exhibit on January 23rd at the Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery to celebrate the exhibits run?