“Reverse Pop Series 1978-1983”
IFAC Inaugural Exhibition at THe Yard Lower East Side
Reception : December 12, 2013, 6-8 pm.
December 12, 2013 - January 13, 2014
Colette Lumiere, better known as Colette, is a multimedia artist known for her pioneering work in performance art, street art and the constructed photograph. Highly esteemed for her work exploring male female gender roles, her use of different guises and personas and for her soft fabric environments (often appearing as the central element) Colette’s influence in pop-culture were immediately recognized and which Jeffrey Deitch declared in 1981: “As Colette has become increasingly renowned in art circles, she has watched her ideas filter into the products of designers, decorators, and others in the commercial world.” Born in Tunis, Tunisia, she grew up in Nice, France before becoming a naturalized American citizen. Her work has been presented internationally including MoMA, The Whitney, the Guggenheim, Musee d’Art Moderne Paris, and others.
I dont believe in art I believe in the artist. (Marcel Duchamp)
The International Fine Arts Consortium is proud and honored to present three solo shows featuring Colette, Robert Petrick and Frank Shifreen in our new Lower East Side headquarters at 85 Delancy street, on the SE corner of Orchard.All three artists have been working, living and creating progressive work in New York City since the early 70’s and 80’s and were active participants in the New York School and the downtown conceptual art movements that began during those times. Each developed a unique visual language for their art while remaining as outsiders to the trends they established (in Colette’s case) and or to those styles and influences that have followed. For as much as all three make “art objects” their objectives have traditionally resisted their commodification through a subtile critique of art world social conditions and a strong reaction against pop art. Their primary concerns have focused on the ideas of process and art-making and to advance original notions of the pre-war avant garde.