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LUKE P. BROWN | DATE 3/8/2011

Mark Morrisroe Opening at Artists Space, March 5, 2011

On Saturday, March 5, 2011, the first U.S. retrospective exhibition of Mark Morrisroe's work opened at Artists Space in New York. The heartbreaking show features photographs, polaroids, and ephemera, including issues of the punk zine Dirt, which Morrisroe co-founded with friend Lynelle White around 1975. A major monograph published by JRP accompanies the exhibition which, in a different form, was first mounted at the Kunsthalle Zurich under the direction of Beatrix Ruf. A contemporary of Jack Pierson, Nan Goldin, and David Armstrong, Morrisroe (1959-1989) documented his life and the lives of friends, hustlers, and lovers in photographs - Polaroids, "sandwich prints," hand-painted photograms - which beautifully capture the urgency and ephemerality of the post-punk scene in Boston and New York in the 1970s and 80s. In attendance at Saturday’s event were intimates such as Jack Pierson (known to Morrisroe as Jonathan) and admirers Collier Schorr, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Joan Jonas. The evening ended underground at the SubMercer lounge.
Artist Jack Pierson and photographer Collier Schorr Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
Artist Jack Pierson and photographer Collier Schorr


Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
Artist Joan Jonas


Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
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Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
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Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
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Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
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Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space
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Mark Morrisroe at Artists Space

Mark Morrisroe

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