NEW YORK, NY.- The Boo-Hooray gallery
presents an exhibit of the punk-era collage/montage work of Jon Savage and Linder Sterling, curated by Johan Kugelberg.
Jon Savage is the noted author of Englands Dreaming and Teenage. Linder Sterling is a visual, performance and installation artist represented in the Tates permanent collection.
Savage and Sterling published the art fanzine The Secret Public in Manchester during the first month of 1978. It was the second New Hormones product - catalogue number ORG 2 - after the Buzzcocks' already iconic Spiral Scratch, and was distributed through Rough Trade, and other independent out-lets. This was followed by the portfolio Mixed Media Montages published in late 1978.
Some of these images originally appeared as flyers and posters for the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Magazine, and Factory Records circa 1977-1980.
* The exhibition includes original montages and collages, original posters, flyers, handbills, and ephemera from the assembly process, as well as the original publications.
* Also presented are Jon Savages photographs of urban decay in London and Manchester circa 1977/1978, some of which provided the basis for his collages and montages.
* Also included are photographs taken by Linder at underground transvestite parties in Manchester at the club Mr. Dickens circa 1976.
* Jon Savage will be DJ-ing at the opening party on May 10th from 6-9pm, playing music of the era that influenced the work.
*The opening party also celebrates the publication of The Secret Public The Montage Art of Jon Savage and Linder Sterling. The exhibit catalogue is available for sale in a regular edition, limited to 500 copies, and a deluxe-boxed edition with facsimiles and silk-screens. Original artwork is also available for sale.
* Jon Savage will give a talk on The Secret Public at the gallery on 11th May.
Boo-Hooray is a pop-up/parasite gallery, curated by Johan Kugelberg that exhibits a handful of times per year It is usually located c/o the Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan