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P·P·O·W will install a solo booth of rarely seen, graphite nightscapes by Anton van Dalen created during the 1970s and 80s. The gallery will also present the artist’s signature stencils, dioramas, miniature cut-outs and sculptures that capture the history of the East Village through Van Dalen’s unique perspective as a resident of that neighborhood for over four decades. Van Dalen, who grew up in Holland, was captivated by the vibrancy, violence and cultural diversity of his neighborhood. As a child Van Dalen was influenced by the European Masters from Rembrandt to Van Gogh, as well as contemporary artists like Saul Steinberg, who took as subject matter their quotidian surroundings. Drawing on their practice as a source of inspiration, Van Dalen took to the streets, documenting the people and landscapes that surrounded him, creating a body of work that reads as a social and cultural documentation of one of New York’s most dynamic neighborhoods. This booth, complimented by a one person show of current work at P·P·O·W, acts as a retrospective of sorts for the East Village and, on a larger level, serve as a reflection on the changing nature of inner city life.

Exhibited Works

Exhibited Works Thumbnails
Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
The Shooting Gallery, 1982
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Abandoned Car with Dog and TV, 1977
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Night Synagogue and Stripped Car, 1976
graphite on paper
30 x 40 in.
76.2 x 101.6 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Street Woman on Car, 1977
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Street Woman with Dog in Shadow, 1977
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
166 Avenue A "PEACE" Hat; Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre Props (Hat and Shelf), 1995-2015
mixed media
21 x 11 1/4 x 10 in.
53.34 x 28.58 x 25.4 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Avenue A Cut-Outs (Falling House), 1981
photocopy on archival paper; mounted to plywood
dimensions variable

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Avenue A Cut-Outs (Riot Police with Shield), 1991
photocopy on archival paper; mounted to plywood
dimensions variable

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Avenue A Cut-Outs (Jesus Saves Cross), 1981
photocopy on archival paper; mounted to plywood
dimensions variable

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
The Shooting Gallery, 1982
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Abandoned Car with Dog and TV, 1977
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Night Synagogue and Stripped Car, 1976
graphite on paper
30 x 40 in.
76.2 x 101.6 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Street Woman on Car, 1977
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Street Woman with Dog in Shadow, 1977
graphite on paper
23 x 29 in.
58.42 x 73.66 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
166 Avenue A "PEACE" Hat; Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre Props (Hat and Shelf), 1995-2015
mixed media
21 x 11 1/4 x 10 in.
53.34 x 28.58 x 25.4 cm

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Avenue A Cut-Outs (Falling House), 1981
photocopy on archival paper; mounted to plywood
dimensions variable

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Avenue A Cut-Outs (Riot Police with Shield), 1991
photocopy on archival paper; mounted to plywood
dimensions variable

Anton van Dalen

Anton van Dalen
Avenue A Cut-Outs (Jesus Saves Cross), 1981
photocopy on archival paper; mounted to plywood
dimensions variable

Installation Views

Installation Views Thumbnails
ADAA: The Art Show
ADAA: The Art Show
ADAA: The Art Show
ADAA: The Art Show
ADAA: The Art Show
ADAA: The Art Show