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Beatrice Johnson

Beatrice Johnson is the Clocktower Managing Director and Associate Curator. She is responsible for the production of visual arts programs, and oversees Operations, Staff & Human Resources, Press, Development, Public Relations, and Special Events. She is a former dancer, and was for 3 years Curatorial and Administrative Assistant in the Director's Office at MoMA PS1. There she worked on a variety of exhibitions and international projects, worked closely with the Director of Development and with the Board of Trustees, and served as a liaison between PS1 and its affiliate, the Museum of Modern Art. She was also involved in Art Radio WPS1.org's presence at the Slick art fair in Paris and at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in 2008. Beatrice studied Art History and Spanish at Wellesley College, and was born and raised in Paris, France.

 

Programs

Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces

The Clocktower Gallery presents Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces, an exhibition of works on paper and poetry by Papo Colo, presented in the Clocktower’s historic Upper Gallery. Exploring the composition of poetry as visual imagination, the selected drawings, collages, and poems from 1976 to the present reflect Colo’s interest in calligraphy, archaeology, and mysticism, and mark iconic moments in political and personal histories. “I do calligraphy because to invent a language is to create a new form of life. In this show, you can see how from the elements of calligraphy are born organic figures and populated structures” - Papo Colo. Colo’s artistic expression is primarily known through the seminal exhibitions, graphic identity, and institutional texts of Exit Art, the alternative space he co-founded in 1982 and ran until 2011 with his partner Jeanette Ingberman. Parallel to, and often entangled with this institutional role, Colo was always a prolific artist, working in drawing, painting, poetry, performance, and theater. Assorted Times in Singular Spaces presents four bodies of work: Franco Documents (1976), Post History Calligraphy (1978), Secret Documents (1979), and Protos (2012), and a book of poetry.

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Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces at Liga de Arte, San Juan

Clocktower Productions presents Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces, an intimate selection of works on paper and poetry by Puerto Rican artist Papo Colo, presented at the Liga de Arte, in San Juan. An exhibition of these works was originally organized by Beatrice Johnson for the Clocktower Gallery, in New York.

Private opening: Saturday, January 7, 10am - 12pm On view: Tuesday - Saturday, January 10 - 23, 9am to 4pm

Assorted Times in Singular Spaces presents select pieces from four bodies of work: two series of collages, Franco Documents (1976) and Secret Documents (1979); two series of ink on paper drawings, Post History Calligraphy (1978) and Protos (2012); and selections of poetry. The works reflect Colo’s interest in calligraphy, archaeology, and mysticism, and mark iconic moments in both political and personal histories. They explore the composition of poetry as visual imagination, channeling intellectual and physical impulses, in a Surrealist creative process.

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Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York at Pioneer Works

The Clocktower Gallery and Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation present Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York, an exhibition of painting, sculptural works and writing by Dale Henry opening Saturday, January 18th, 2014 and running into March. EXTENDED to March 30, 2014. First presented in fall 2013 at the historic Clocktower Gallery, the exhibition marks the Clocktower's exit from its historic Lower Manhattan building, where the institution was founded in 1972. This second incarnation celebrates the Clocktower's arrival at Pioneer Works as an institutional resident. Presented in the Red Hook space’s vast brick and timber galleries, the show includes works installed at the Clocktower as well as new pieces not seen since the 1970’s, and in several cases, never shown.

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