The Grommet Gallery

In 1976, Jean Dupuy acquired from George Maciunas the second-floor loft on the Broadway side of the Cast Iron Court Corporation, the last of the artists' co-ops that Maciunas created in New York City. Members of the co-op included Fluxus artists Nam June Paik, Shigeko Kubota, Yoshi Wada, Ay-O, and Simone Forti. Maciunas had used this loft as his studio for nearly a year before suffering a violent aggression in the space and subsequently deciding to leave New York and to take up residence in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Shortly after moving into the space with Olga Adorno, Jean Dupuy opened the Grommet Studio, where for the next three years he presented the series of Collective Performance Concerts which are documented in his Collective Consciousness, PAJ Publications, NY, 1980.

In 1982, after beginning the realization of optical works, Jean Dupuy rented the front half of his loft to Emily Harvey, who was working at that time as a corporate art consultant. The Grommet Gallery opened under Emily Harvey's direction on January 15, 1982 with Olga Adorno's first solo exhibition. All of the gallery's shows for the next two years were curated by Jean Dupuy and Christian Xatrec. It was during this period that Emily Harvey first became acquainted with the Fluxus movement and the artists she would later represent. She refounded the gallery in her own name when Jean Dupuy and Olga Adorno moved to France in the spring of 1984.







Grommet Gallery Exhibitions (1982-1984)

1982
Jan. 15 Olga Adorno (Catalogue)

Feb. 12

Group Show - Pastiche (Catalogue)

with: Olga Adorno, Brian Buczak, Maureen Connor, Franklin Drake, Charles Dreyfus, Jean Dupuy, Y. Fusio, Claire Fergusson, Jean-Jacques Ferron. Ralston Farina, John Haines, Geoffrey Hendricks, Jacques Halbert, Alexander Hahn, Emily Harvey, Hisachika T., Joël Hubaut, Dragan Ilic, Mati Klarwein, Arnaud Labelle- Rojoux, Patrice Lerochereuil, Olivier Lerch, Linda Levit, Charles Long, Mollyne Karnofsky, Tony Moscatello, Richard Mock, Robert Montoya, Tim Maul, Andrew Moszynski, Michael Moneagle, Minda Novek, Molly Randa, K. Roll, Marc Ryan, John Stewart, Steve Wilson, Wonder Products, Christian Xatrec, Andrea Zakin

Mar. 12

Jean Dupuy - T.B.K.T.T.C. Performance

with: Charlie Morrow, Carles Santos, Jacques Halberet, Arnold Schwerner, G. Velez, Carol Tuynman, Emily Harvey, Olga Adorno, Christian Xatrec, Unuagist D.

Oct. 29

Group Show - Unpunctuated/New Papers (Curated with Marcia Hafif)

with: Olga Adorno, Franklin Drake, Charles Dreyfus, Jean Dupuy, Peter Frank, Georges Gajek, The Gerlovins, Jacques Halbert, Plassun Harel, Joël Hubaut, Citizen Kafka, Tim Maul, Stuart Sherman, Wilfrid Rouff, Wilson, Christian Xatrec, Howard Smith, Joe Marioni, Stephen Rosenthal, Phil Sims, Susanna Tanger, Marcia Hafif, Olivier Mosset, Allan McCollum, Jerry Zenink, Anders Knutsson, Merrill Wagner, Dale Henry, Fred Thursz, Doug Sanderson

1983

Jan. 14

Group Show - Mixed Grill

with: Olga Adorno, Brendan Atkinson, Sandra Binion, Brian Buczak, Vajrich Bakhanyan, Henry Chariot, Stephen Crawford, Franklin Drake, Charles Dreyfus, Jean Dupuy, Jean-Jacques Ferron, Robert Filliou, Kit Fitzgerald & Jon Sanborn, Peter Frank, Georges Gajek, The Gerlovins, Coco Gordon, Jacques Halbert, Richard Hayman, Geoffrey Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Hisachika T., Ray Johnson, Joe Jones, Citizen Kafka, Alison Knowles, Shigeko Kubota, Patrice Lerochereuil, Tim Maul, George Maciunas, Jackson Mac Low, Gianfranco Mantegna, Larry Miller, Michael Moneagle, Charlie Morrow, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne Palestine, Wilfrid Rouff, Carolee Schneemann, William Stone, Yoshi Wada, Steve Wilson, Christian Xatrec, Lynn and Paul Zelevansky

Mar. 11

Group Show - Earworks (Curated with Ear Magazine)

with: Olga Adorno, Thomas Albert, Beth Anderson, Eugenia Balcells, John Beaulieu, David Bordon, John Cage, Wendy Chambers, Henry Chariot, Clark Coroshko, Mocky Cherry, Bob Davis, Charles Dreyfus, Dean Drummond, Jean Dupuy, Jean de la Fontaine, Ken Friedman, Georges Gajek, David Garland, The Gerlovins, Jacques Halbert, R.I.P. Hayman, Doris Hays, Melanie Hedlund, William Hellerman, Dick Higgins, Eleanor Hovda, Dragan Ilic, Tom Johnson, Philip Kaplan, Mollyne Karnofsky, Alison Knowles, Zygmunt Krauze, Joan Labarbara, Leigh Landy, Mary Jane Leach, Jackson Mac Low, Chris Mann, Judith Martin, Steve McCaffery, Larry Miller, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Luca Miti, Gordon Monahan, Meredith Monk, Carman Moore, Charlie Morrow, Vernita Nemec, Max Neuhaus, Phil Niblock, Ben Packer, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne Palestine, Bern Porter, Jocy de Oliveira, Pauline Oliveros, Arleen Schloss, Laurie Spiegel, Marguerite Strop, Leslie Tillet, Livio Tragtenberg, Peter Van Riper, Yoshi Wada, Peter Wetzler, Christian Xatrec, Yasunao Tone

1984

Mar. 16

William Stone - Correct Time

Apr. 27

Jean Dupuy - Noon (Catalogue)

Apr. 27

Easy Come, Easy Go Party (A "Real Life Performance" - Moving Out Of & In 537 Broadway, NewYork)

with: Olga Adorno, Jean Dupuy, Unuagist D., Emily Harvey, Christian Xatrec & friends






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