Dorothy Palanza NYC Show Opens 3/10/12

Posted on Feb 19, 2012

ARTCURRENT’S DOROTHY PALANZA NYC SOLO SHOW – OPENING 03/10/2012 AT LAUNCH

DOROTHY PALANZA – NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC: DRAWINGS 1985-1990

The late 1980’s in NYC were a time marked by economic boom and bust, racial tensions, homelessness and crime.  While you could easily score drugs to get high, there were no proven drugs to cure AIDS, and depression colored the landscape.  Regardless of Ed Koch’s proclamations otherwise, a malaise, a pall, a frenzied fatigue blanketed the city in a torporous cloud.

1988 – PROZAC RELEASED WITH MARKETING CAMPAIGN

1990- PROZAC ACHIEVES MOST PRESCRIBED STATUS

By the 1990’s, half of the people I knew in Manhattan were on Prozac – many of whom still are.  These works on paper capture moments and moods from the late 1980’s period in New York before Prozac.

Opening Saturday, 03/10/2012, 6-9 pm, Launch, 373 Broadway F–18, New York, NY 10013.

Curated by Tim Donovan & Sam Trioli

DOROTHY PALANZA – NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC: DRAWINGS 1985-1990, is part of a larger solo exhibit (‘THE NEW YORK SERIES’) presented at the Interkulturelle Kunstwerkstatt, Berlin, Germany, in 2005.

Image: Maria Counting Change 44″x48″ graphite on paper