Peter Moore Exhibition

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

poster for Peter Moore Exhibition

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The Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by Peter Moore (1932-1993). The exhibition is on view in the front gallery of 534 West 21st Street.

In the early 1960s, Moore began documenting the avant-garde art scene in New York, capturing in his photographs the defiance and spirit of the era’s experimental performances.

Among the most radical were those staged by female artists, poetically preserved through Moore’s thoughtful eye. His photographs often provide the sole visual records of the ephemeral events choreographed by artists like Lucinda Childs, Simone Forti, Anna Halprin, Deborah Hay, Joan Jonas, Alison Knowles, Charlotte Moorman, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer and Jackie Winsor. His pictures relate the sensuality and excess of Carolee Schneemann’s “Meat Joy” (1964) staged at the historic Judson Memorial Church, the formalized and abstracted experience of Meredith Monk’s “Juice Part I” (1969) set along the spiraling ramp of the Guggenheim’s interior, and the spirit and spectacle of Trisha Brown’s “Man Walking Down the Side of a Building” (1970) as Joseph Schlichter scales the rear facade of 80 Wooster Street.



from March 03, 2015 to April 18, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-03-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


Peter Moore

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