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:

* checks made out to: Jobs with Justice, with “Occupy Philadelphia” in the memo line
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