Monday, November 07, 2011
Member News: Virginia Maksymowicz
An exhibition of sculptural installations by Virginia Maksymowicz
Art on the Avenue Gallery, 3808 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, November 11-26, 2011
Regular gallery hours: Fri. 6-9 PM, Sat. 12-6 PM, Sun. 1-4 PM
Reception: Friday, November 11, 6-9 PM
Donations supporting Occupy Philly, in the form of checks* and warm clothing, blankets, etc.
will be accepted at the reception (please, no food).
These works were made by Virginia Maksymowicz during the mid-1980s, when she had a day job as a temporary secretary for major Wall Street firms. While she was at Drexel Burnham Lambert, she had exchanges with Michael Milken, inventor of the junk bond. She also worked for “Mad Dog” Jeff Beck while he was a consultant on the movie Wall Street (making the scripted dialog more realistic for Oliver Stone). In 1985, she created an installation for the steps of Wall Street’s Federal Hall (On the Street - photo above) sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The works were last exhibited as a group
in the 1988 exhibition "Insider Information" at the Amos Eno Gallery, NYC.
Exhibition website: tandm.us/occupied
* checks made out to: Jobs with Justice, with “Occupy Philadelphia” in the memo line
Bonnie MacAllister is a multimedia performance artist. She has performed at the New York Foundation of Arts and the Cat Cat Club in Paris, and her plays have been staged at the Shubin Theatre, Adrienne Theatre, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally including in Galeria 6 in Mexico, the Utopia Library in Italy, and the Delaware Art Museum. She curates the multimedia label Certain Circuits Media (www.certaincircuits.org) which is currently accepting submissions. Her twitter: @BonnieMacArt