Gary Simmons, Recapturing Memories of The Black Ark, 2014/Ongoing. Installation view, ‘Prospect.3: Notes for Now’, New Orleans, LA, 25 October 2014 – 25 January 2015. Photo: Scott McCrossen / Five65 Design

Opening Celebration and DJ Jihaari on ‘Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark’

  • Sat 19 February 2022
  • 3 – 6 pm

Celebrate the openings of new exhibitions by Gary Simmons and Phyllida Barlow with a vinyl set paying homage to legendary Jamaican record producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry by DJ Jihaari. In the open-air courtyard, enjoy a cash bar by the gallery's onsite restaurant, Manuela.

DJ Jihaari’s vinyl set – ‘For Lovers Only’ – will mark the first of a series of public performances and activations on Gary Simmons’ sculptural installation ‘Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark’ (2014 – ongoing) on view in the gallery’s outdoor courtyard. Both a literal and metaphorical platform for conversations, music, and performance, this work is inspired by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s studio and is comprised of amalgamated materials sourced from the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Originally shown as part of the 2014 Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, ‘Black Ark’ has been presented at Art Basel Unlimited, Miami, art space Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and Desert X in Coachella Valley, California.

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Free to attend, no booking necessary.

Due to limited capacity and to ensure the health and safety of all our guests and staff, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required upon entry to the gallery, Manuela, and our retail spaces. Masks are required inside of our exhibition and retail spaces.

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