Curated by Ken Montgomery
February 1-29, 2006*
Tuesdays - Sundays 12-8pm
Saturday February 4th 6-9pm (BYOB!)
Featuring saleable art from these "I-don't-care-if-you-sell-it-or-not" artists:
amk • Nigel Ayers • Sung Baik • Tommy & Teresa Birchett • Dave Brockett • Naval Cassidy • CHOP SHOP • Pat Courtney • Dorit Chrysler • Daniel Daligand • Geoff Dugan • Leif Elggren • Skip Elsheimer • William Farancz • Germaine Foder • Mark Harris • Matt Howarth • Uschi Huber • Nancy Hwang • Trap & Keep • Laura Kikauka • Michael Earl Lane • Mark Ohe • Robert Marsters • Mark Moreland • David Lee Myers • POP.AC • Gilli Schnitzler • Lary 7 • Shalom & Moki Cherry • Taketo Shimada • John Tuccillo • Miriam Schaer • Lori Rogers • Jason Yang • Charmaine Wheatley • Eric Zim and The Ministry of Lamination
According to curator Ken Montgomery, "The concept behind A.T.M.O.T.W. is to actually sell the art! You would have to know the history of some of these artists to comprehend how improbable that notion is. Many of the artists in A.T.M.O.T.W are dedicated to making art regardless of whether it sells. For a change of pace, I asked these artists to create a work they think someone could fall in love with so strongly they would buy it."
Ken Montgomery (a.k.a Gen Ken) curated and exhibited various Cassette Culture and Mail Art exhibitions during the 80s in the East Village where he opened Generator (www.generatorsoundart.org), New York's first sound art gallery. In 1991 Generator moved to pre-art-hub Chelsea where it continued to exhibit many now legendary sound artists. Now in 2006 Montgomery is curating an art exhibition culled from avant-garde artists he's met over the past several decades. A.T.M.O.T.W champions the revolutionary notion that defiantly non-commercial artists can sell art to the public. This unique collection of artists has thrown money out the window for years -- Montgomery opens the window for that money to float back in.
For his part, Montgomery under the moniker of Egnekn - Minister of Lamination will bring the Ministry of Lamination (www.MinistryofLamination.com) from the Kingdoms of Elgaland & Vargaland into the PLP Gallery for the duration of the show. (www.elgaland-vargaland.org)
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*February 29th is Artist Day Off