Bicycle Gangs of NY

Bicycle Gangs of NY






February 19, 2005 through March 12, 2005

Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions: Ghost Writers and Automatics, two painting series by Don Ed Hardy, The Spin Cycle: Fat Mark Bikes and Trikes as Objets d’Art, custom bicycles built by Fat Mark and cohorts, and “Bicycle Gangs of New York.” an installation by Cheryl Dunn.  The exhibitions run from February 19, 2005 through March 12, 2005, with an opening reception on February 19 from 6 to 10 P.M.

Cheryl Dunn looks beyond the boundaries of “high art” to new art forms emerging from youth and street culture. In her photographs and videos, Dunn documents contemporary modes of self-expression among young people including the art of graffiti and skateboarding. At Track 16 Gallery, she will exhibit an installation of her photographs along with her recent film, Bicycle Gangs of New York.

Cheryl Dunn is a photographer and filmmaker. After many years of working in commercial photography, she later leaned towards fine art and film. Her film, Come Mute is currently included in the exhibition,“Beautiful Losers” which will travel through 2006. Her film, Bicycle Gangs of New York has an accompanying sixty page photo book being released early this year, which will be available for purchase. She is currently working on a film Tokyu hands that will premiere at the Orange Country Museum of Art in February 2005.  

Dunn has exhibited her photographs nationwide and has participated in local and international film festivals. In 2002 she completed a residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts and produced the documentary film Licking the Bowl in response to Free Basin, a sculptural project using skateboarding forms created by SIMPARCH, a Chicago-based artist collaborative. In her work, Dunn brings to light the importance and value of youth and street culture and finds beauty and power in its unaffected creative expression, free thinking, and nonconformity.