Allied Productions presents a print collaboration between the noted performance and visual artist, Kembra Pfahler, and the estate of Gordon Kurtti. The project consists of a limited edition print of Kembra's 1983 painting collage,
Les Fleurs, paired with an artwork that she selected from the archive of Gordon Kurtti, The Salt Flats Mining Camp.
Allied Productions is a non-profit arts organization that Jack Waters, Peter Cramer and Carl George founded 30 years ago. Its activities have encompassed exhibitions, avant-garde theater, experimental film making, arts in education programs and, especially important at present, the archiving and preservation of artworks by leading East Village artists of the 1980s, many of whom have since passed away.
Kembra Pfahler is well known as a founder and leader of The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, a theatrical rock group whose performance art was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Extending her collaborative and original work to the visual arts, she has just completed a highly acclaimed exhibition/installation in collaboration with artist E.V. Day at The Hole Gallery in New York.
Gordon Kurtti was an exceptionally gifted member of Allied Productions and a seminal figure in the early East Village art scene of New York City as an artist, writer, illustrator and performer. He exhibited at ABC No Rio, Armageddon, The Pyramid Club, 8BC, Danspace and Life Café. Gordon and Kembra studied together at the School of Visual Arts and collaborated on some early and important performance work at Life Cafe and Danceteria and co-curated the Extremist Show at ABC No Rio in 1984. Gordon died in 1987 at the age of 26 of AIDS-related illnesses. A retrospective exhibition of Gordon's work will be presented in June 2013.
This special edition now being offered by Allied Productions consists of 20 signed and numbered sets and 7 artist's proofs of the pairing of Kembra's new print, Les Fleurs, and Gordon's archived print, The Salt Flats Mining Camp. Each set of these prints is priced at $1200. Half of the proceeds from the sale of the edition will be contributed to Allied Productions to help ensure its continued commitment to its programs, exhibitions and archiving.
If you have an interest in purchasing or learning more about these works, please contact Carl George at email@example.com.
About the artwork
Les Fleurs, 1983
Signed and numbered by the artist
High resolution digital print (Gicleé print) on Epson museum archival paper.
19.5"w x 14"h
The Salt Flats Mining Camp, c. 1983
Stamped and certified by the estate and numbered
High resolution digital print (Gicleé print) on Epson museum archival paper
16.5"w x 14"h