August 17 - October 17, 2004
200 Drawings: Annie Herron and Barry Blinderman Select from the Pierogi Flatfiles features a scintillating array of work by 68 artists selected from the Pierogi flatfiles in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Pierogi 2000 is an artist-run gallery representing the work of over 900 artists. Utilizing a straightforward but innovative presentation method devised by director Joe Amrhein, dozens of metal flatfile cabinets are stacked throughout the gallery. This system facilitates access to thousands of lower-priced works by a large variety of artists in a small space
Curator Annie Herron, who founded Herron Test-Site—the first gallery in Williamsburg in 1991—made her selections from the Pierogi files, first presenting them salon-style on the walls of the Carlsbad Museum, New Mexico. Inspired by her choices, Blinderman, director of University Galleries, visited Pierogi and added 14 additional artists to Herron's already substantial list of 54.
The artists represented, many living in New York, range from virtually unknown to well-established, and include David Byrne, Nicole Eisenman, Amy Sillman, James Siena, Nina Bovasso, and Chris Johanson.
Separate lectures were given by Annie Herron, Joe Amrhein, and Nina Bovasso