Friday, April 18, 2014

“It Ain’t What You Make But What Makes You Do It”

Opening at Valentine

Friday April 25 from 6-9

This exhibit will run through Sunday May 25

The center piece of this exhibit will be

Dennis Oppenheim’s, Theme for a Major Hit, from 1974,

This is a nod and a tribute to Dennis from artists who knew him, worked with him or were touched in some way by his work. The artists included are

Mark Esper, Jon Kessler, Jeffrey Allen Price Jude Tallichet and Mary Ziegler

Thursday, March 13, 2014

                                     Opening at Valentine
                      Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty: 
              Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited,
                  Opening Friday March 21 from 6-9

            The exhibit runs through Sunday April 13

 A new book by Phillip Buehler, reveals a largely unknown slice of American icon and folk music legend Woody Guthrie’s life. Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty brings into view the five years the singer, songwriter, and activist spent as a patient at Greystone Park State Hospital in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Afflicted with Huntington’s disease (HD), Guthrie lived the last 15 years of his life in hospitals, suffering from this degenerative neurological disorder. One of these hospitals was Greystone Park, where he was a patient from 1956 through 1961. He lived in Ward 40 and called it “Wardy Forty.” It was here that 19-year-old Bob Dylan met his idol and the torch was symbolically passed to a new generation of folk singer.

Phillip Buehler has spent much of his life climbing over fences and into windows to explore the ruins of 20th century America. Greystone Park had been abandoned for over 40 years when Buehler first slipped past the state police station and climbed through an open window. After coming across thousands of negatives in the deserted darkroom, he researched the hospital and discovered that Woody Guthrie once lived there. He reached out to Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives, who gave him Guthrie’s case number. Buehler was then able to pull negatives from Guthrie’s files at Greystone Park, beginning a 10-year journey that led to Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty: Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited.

The exhibit at Valentine will focus on, historic photographs, projections and items from the files at Greystone as well as new photographs by Buehler The book will be available for viewing and purchase.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

                                              VALENTINE is pleased to present

   Opening Friday February 14 from 6-9  
   This exhibit runs through Sunday March 9

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

is pleased to present
new wall drawings and works on paper
Judith Braun                                                                                     Linda Herritt

Oriane Stender  

 The show opens on Friday January 10
from 6-9
and runs through Sunday February 2
Valentine is open Friday through Sunday
 from 1-6 
and is easily accessible by the L and M

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Valentine is pleased to present

new and recent paintings


Todd Bienvenu & Gili Levy


Katherine Bradford

Opening Friday December 6 from 6-9

The show runs through December 29

Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday 1-6

and by appointment.

The gallery is easily accessible by the L and M line.

 718 381-2962