Stephen Kroninger
Panter & Katchor Events

Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to announce an exhibition of twenty paintings by Gary Panter. Widely recognized as one of the most significant and influential graphic artists of the last thirty years, Panter’s “punk nuclear hillbilly” aesthetic has helped define a post-psychedelic graphic style.

In many ways Gary Panter is the black sheep of a family whose patriarch is Sigmar Polke and whose favored sons and daughters lived an...d exhibited in New York in the early 1980’s. Panter, however, was based in Los Angeles and stayed true to his punk roots by paring down his work to the raw essentials and opening his painting practice to include illustration, set design, music, writing, and later on, light shows.

Less concerned with theories of production and the structure of meaning, Panter focuses on an overall cultural energy where non-sequential narratives are formed by the clash of expressionist abstraction and cartoon primitivism. These layered compositions display a prescience in a wide range of contemporary painting from Takashi Murakami and Lari Pittman to Andre Butzer and Jonathan Meese.

Mike Kelley writes: “Gary Panter is a godhead…I find it hard to believe that Mr. Basquiat’s word clusters and broken-line approach did not borrow heavily from the genius of Gary Panter.”

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 10am to 6 pm. For more information on Gary Panter or other gallery artists contact us by phone at (212) 633-6555 or Fax at (212) 633-7372 or visit us at

 Set in The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and in the environs of Times Square circa 1970, Up From the Stacks is the story of Lincoln Cabinée, a college student working part-time as a page, retrieving books for readers from the Library’s collection of 43 million items. This routine evening job inadvertently thrusts young Cabinée into the treacherous crossroads of scholarly obsession and the businesses of amusement and vice that then flourished in the 42nd Street area. The intellectual life of the city and the happiness of a young man hang in the balance.
Co-commissioned by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
Four performances:
Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6pm at The New York Public LIbrary for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Bruno Walter Auditorium

Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, 2011 both at 7pm at The New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. and 42nd St. (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) South Court Auditorium
Register here for free seats:

Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 8:30 at The David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Broadway at 62nd St.)

All performances are free.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7pm, free.
Readings by Ben Katchor and Michael Kupperman
Book Court, 163 Court St., bet. Dean and Pacific Sts. (718-875-3677)

Sauturday, October 15, 2011
Twin Cities Book Festival
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Reading from The Cardboard Valise

Wisconsin Book Festival
October 19 - 23, 2011
Wisconsin Book Festival
Reading from The Cardboard Valise

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