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201@105 Gallery


A Group Show


Postcard image: © Mucha Vargas

201@105 Gallery

is pleased to announce an exhibition:


A Group Show

opens July 11th - September 1st, 2024

reception Thursday, July 11th from 6-9 pm

The exhibition begins with an accidental color photo taken by an unknown photographer, thinking I was the ‘artist’ portrayed with Paula Cooper installing ‘my’ work in the early 70’s, while working at her 155 Wooster gallery. Paula subsequently gifted it to me.That image gave me the courage to believe I could be the ‘artist’ in that photo. 

Alan Shields, a painter, then represented by Paula, became my next chance benefactor, offering me the keys to his VW wagon, his Shelter Island home & studio while he spent a year away on a Guggenheim grant to India.  Alan was sharing his good fortune of his Guggenheim by ‘granting’ me my 1st travel/residency.


‘Gifted’ is accidental, like the chance meeting of artists whose paths have crossed, giving ‘liked’ meaning well before the digital age. That generosity has followed me like a shadow & ‘friended’ me for life. Now, it is my pleasure and honor to acknowledge and share those who were so kind and supportive to a disillusioned Viet era vet. Breathing new life and continuing to do so. Thank you. I owe you my life.

There are stories for the other ‘gifted’ artists in the exhibition. A complete list of the artists participating will be available online, once the exhibition is installed. For the stories, you’ll need to make an in-person appearance.

The list of artists in GIFTED are as follows:

Danny Arenas, Jonathan Borofsky, Josef Breitenbach,

Marti Cormand, Celeste Fichter, Rick Fichter,

Alberto Finelli, Joel Fisher, Miles Forst,

Alexa Grace, Sachiko Hisajima, Keith Hollingworth,

Joel Holub, Marin Huang Chen, (Duwenavue) Sante Johnson,

Dennis Kaiser, Ellen Kuras, Steven Langehough,

Sherrie Levine, Eddie Louie, Hayato Matushita,

Alan McCollum, Lyndon McCray, Michael Putnam,

Gary Ray, Edwin Ruda, Joel Shapiro,

James Sheehan, Alan Shields*, Milton Sonday,

Martha Swope, Garima Thakur, Richard Van Buren,

Mucha Vargas, Mathew Weaver, Anonymous**


 *Courtesy Paula Cooper

**Courtesy Paula Cooper 

Previous Exhibitions

Sachiko Hisajima and Mucha Vargas: "Two Person Show" May 30, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Alberto Finelli and Evyenia Gennadiou: "j/e" 
March 7, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Alexa Grace: Alexa Grace/Not the Porno Star
December 10, 2023 - February 11, 2024
Rick Fichter: Moving Shadows October 7, 2023 - December 3, 2023
Joel Holub: Now Later June 24, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Dennis Kaiser: Still, here. Like rain April 15, 2023 - June 18, 2023  
James Sheehan: WOPR January 28, 2023 - April 3, 2023
Group Show: Small December 8, 2022 - January 15, 2023


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