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GERARD MALANGA

MOMENTS IN TIME :: PICTURES 1965-2023

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Opening reception :: Sunday October 15, 2-5pm

Poetry reading 4pm

On view Saturdays,

October 21-December 10, 12-4pm

 

Curated by Martina Salisbury

In collaboration with curator/designer Martina Salisbury, The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place is pleased

to host Moments in Time :: Pictures 1965-2023. The intimate salon installation offers a rare opportunity to view a selection of over 60 of Gerard Malanga’s photographs, including portraits of some of the most illustrious artists, musicians, literary figures, and cultural icons of the last six decades. 

Born in the Bronx in 1943, Gerard Malanga is a poet, photographer, and Warhol Superstar. He is often referred to as Andy Warhol’s most important associate at the Silver Factory, where he worked as chief assistant to Warhol from 1963 to 1970. In addition to working on some of Warhol’s most significant paintings, Malanga filmed over 500 “Screen Tests” inside the famed Factory art studio. Malanga co-founded Interview magazine in 1969.

Malanga’s career in photography began formally in 1969, when George Plimpton commissioned him to photograph the poet Charles Olson for an interview in The Paris Review. Shortly thereafter Malanga began carrying a camera everywhere he went, taking photographs of friends and acquaintances. In chronicling his impressive social circle, Malanga has amassed a stunning array of candid and formal portraits, many of which appear in this exhibition for the first time.

 

A lifelong poet, Malanga is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry spanning a nearly 50-year period, including No Respect: New & Selected Poems 1964-2000 (Black Sparrow Press, 2001), Cool & Other Poems (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2019), and The New Mélancholia & Other Poems (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2021). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Raritan, Yale Review, Harvard Review, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, and The New Yorker. Malanga recently completed his memoirs, In Remembrance of Things Past. 

 

Four photography monographs of Malanga’s work have been published; two Spoken Word CD compilations; and he co-authored with Victor Bockris the internationally acclaimed Up-Tight: The Velvet Underground Story. In 2003, he produced the double CD of Angus MacLise’s selected tapes called The Cloud Doctrine. He is also the author of the 4-volume set, AM: Archives Malanga (2012), consisting of essays, sketches, photography and poetry.

He lives with his cat Odie in upstate New York. His website gerardmalangaofficial.com

MARTINA SALISBURY received her MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts (2000) and has been working as a creative director and designer in New York City for the past two decades. A former senior designer at the Museum of Modern Art, Martina is the founding creative director of TwoSeven Inc. in Brooklyn. Specialized in publications and productions for high-profile fashion companies, museums, and cultural clients, Martina also exercises her creative energy by working on independent design, editorial and curatorial projects involving photography, history and archives. Martina is also a published poet. 

For further information, please contact info@beattiepowers.org

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