RIP gallerist extraordinaire John Gibson. Died at age 85. I did well by him. Will look for a good bio. No Wikipedia entry. He did mention when doing a studio visit on east 2nd street (A-1st), that he knew the block as he had visited the C. Oldenburg pop store in ‘61.

- bill 3-07-2019 5:02 pm

Didn't he do the first 1107 Manhattan show, the one with the people who weren't known?
- alex 3-07-2019 8:03 pm [add a comment]

Didn't know anything about 1107. Interesting. Googling revealed this lukewarm review of a show back in 2011 that at least names some of the characters I know of through you guys.

Whatever happened to the place you and Steve P and Chuck lived Alex?

- jim 3-07-2019 8:27 pm [add a comment]

Other people moved in; Gibson had an earlier show with the lesser lights.

- alex 3-07-2019 8:39 pm [add a comment]

The first one was a really good show. Alex did sackcloth and ashes. I did a trampoline. i think Olivier was behind both shows happening

- bill 3-07-2019 9:58 pm [add a comment]

  • That was a good show. And Gibson let people jump on your trampoline right next to those huge, corroded, industrial windows a few flights up. Rest in peace John Gibson.


    - steve 3-08-2019 2:30 am [add a comment]

How did you hear of his passing?


- steve 3-08-2019 2:32 am [add a comment]

His son David made a very brief announcement on FB.
- bill 3-08-2019 5:52 am [add a comment]

- bill 3-09-2019 12:30 pm [add a comment]

  • It appears Wikipedia links your name to the wrong Bill Schwarz:

    Bill Schwarz
    is a British historian, academic and writer, who is a Professor in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London,

    - steve 3-11-2019 7:43 am [add a comment]

  • I saw that. Must be an automatic feature that wasnít over ridden.
    - bill 3-11-2019 8:41 am [add a comment]

    • There's your show title: Bill Schwarz (disambiguation)
      - alex 3-13-2019 5:38 am [add a comment]

    • Iíll take it
      - bill 3-13-2019 8:17 pm [add a comment]

    • You wouldn’t really want it, if you think Modernism is ongoing, since ambiguity is a Modernist hallmark. Of course, today lots of folks seem to think everything is black and white. Not that there aren’t a lot of show titles that are too clever for their own good. I was once in a show called semi(op)tics; my mother, who was smarter than the average bear, looked at the invite and asked “why are they making me see the word semitics? The artists aren’t all Jewish.”

      - alex 3-14-2019 7:19 am [add a comment]

    • Itís true, there canít be ď business as usualĒ modernism after deconstruction. But, if you sustain a postminimal approach there is the possibility of having one foot in and one foot out of formalism.
      - bill 3-14-2019 8:00 am [add a comment]

    • Sounds like the hokey pokey to me.
      - alex 3-14-2019 9:02 am [add a comment]

    • Clearly. Thanks for the links.
      - bill 3-14-2019 4:28 pm [add a comment]

- bill 3-16-2019 12:49 am [add a comment]

The original 1107 show was actually curated by Kay Campbell Pallister who was the gallery director at that time
- David Gibson (guest) 8-06-2019 8:24 pm [add a comment]

Thanks David....Insane respect for your dad and the shows he put on!!
- Skinny 8-07-2019 1:05 am [add a comment]

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