Exhibition: Feb 20th to May 8, 2016
"Concept, Performance, Documentation, Language"
Mitchell Algus Gallery, Delancey Street, New York
Don't let the dry title fool you. This lively gathering of more than fifty artists maps a certain propensity, in the days of three-figure loft rents in SoHo, when the rigors of early Conceptualism evolved into a constellation of more playful, first-person approaches.
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NY Times review by Robert Smith >>
Roger Welch is a pioneer of Video Art, Multi-Media Installation and Conceptual Narrative Art also known as Story Art. After moving to New York in 1970, he became known for a series Family Photo Works exhibited and Memory Maps derived from elderly people's recollections of their childhood hometowns.
In the late seventies and early eighties, Welch created several large installations incorporating, sculpture, film and video including the O.J. Simpson Project, in the collection of the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Drive:In: Second Feature, in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Niagara Falls Project.
In recent years, his video work Hudson River was exhibited at the Kinz, Tillou, Feigen Gallery in New York and the video work Diner at Galeria Magda Bellotti in Madrid. The video work Two Coasts and a series of watercolor studies were exhibited at Musee d'Art Moderne in Saint Etienne, France.
Roger Welch’s work has been the subject of museum surveys and is represented in many museum collections around the world. Monographs about his work by have been written by authors such as critic Roberta Smith, curator John Hanhardt, and museum director Jeffrey Deitch.