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Sebastian Black, It’s A Trap. Courtesy of 7Eleven Gallery.

Better History

7Eleven Gallery
169 Tenth Avenue, 646-649-4177
Chelsea
March 12 - April 11, 2009
Reception: Thursday, March 12, 6 - 10 PM
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Better History is a New York based, cross-generational group exhibition. Works by some of the most promising emerging artists are presented alongside examples from long established figures, unfolding landscapes of influence. Instead of being lost in the maelstrom of contemporary art, the established artists provide fertile context that is crucial to understanding & grounding the younger generation. Many of the artists featured share personal history - ties of friendship, family and business - but despite these commonalities, each artist uniquely expresses his or her experience. The show features a community whose divergent yet optimistic visions reflect the complexities of a disjointed time. Better History is a bridge, uniting New York’s past with its present, and building order in support of a strong future in the arts.

Artists featured: Tim Barber, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Sebastian Black, Maximilian Bode, Sarah Charlesworth, Francesco Clemente, Billy Copley, Patricia Cronin, Lance De Los Reyes, India Donaldson, Lena Dunham, Judith Hudson, Fab 5 Freddy, Fancesco Galetto, Alex Kalman, Maira Kalman, Tibor Kalman, Mel Kendrick, Victor Kerlow, Barney Kulok, Eva LeWitt, Troy Lumpkin, Alex Massouras, Michael McClard, Thomas McDonell, Harry McNally, Casey Neistat, Van Neistat, Deniz Ozuygur, Peter Passuntino, Grear Patterson, Paolo Pelosini, Nick Poe, Nico Ponce De Leon Dios, Paula Poons, Steve Powers, Alex Rickard, Alexis Rockman, Theo Rosenblum, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Kenny Scharf, Laurie Simmons, Gordon Stevenson, Billy Sullivan, Jonathan Waite & Robert Waltzer

Curated by Nick Poe & 7Eleven Gallery

Produced by 7Eleven Gallery & Claire Distenfeld

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