Gangs of NY
Gangs of NY
BICYCLE GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INSTALLATION BY
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.