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Elliott Sharp, Beneath the Valley of Gwangi

Guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp in Beneath the Valley of Gwangi, a solo performance for guitars and electronics presented at the Clocktower Gallery on Jan 24, 2012 as part of the gallery’s performance series produced for the Canyon Candy exhibition and its Western-themed fantasy. Artists Mike Anderson and the band Javelin, creators of Canyon Candy, supported the contribution of the composer and many other artists who expressed interest in occupying the installation space and adding other levels of interpretation. In this case, Elliott Sharp presented his own soundtrack to the 1969 Ray Harryhausen film, The Valley of Gwangi, in which a band of cowboys encounters a dinosaur invasion. Sci-fi author Jack Womack introduces the show.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .