Bettie Ringma & Marc H Miller, Amsterdam Polaroids, 1979-1980: You Want Your Picture With Me? Only 6 Guilders, 1979/2018
No More Store! is conceived as the latest iteration—and the first presented online—of Colab’s A. More Store, which initially ran from 1981 to 1984 as a storefront gift shop at 529 Broome St as an outlet for exhibiting artists’ multiples at accessible pricing. As described in an original poster, the A. More Store was conceived as “the only direct artists outlet in the city.” The project has since been restaged across various spaces and time zones. Sparked in dialogue with some of Colab’s key members, James Fuentes is excited to translate the project today as No More Store! within the new setting of the gallery’s online space, allowing us to consider new approaches to presentation while engendering the playfulness and community behind Colab’s original project. The invitation to artists was kept entirely open in terms of format, scale, quantity, and price, bringing together a direct and eclectic combination.
The No More Store! includes new artworks, homages, and re-creations alongside those made since the 1980s, ranging from photographs and archival prints, lithographs, linocuts, screenprints, works on paper, and paintings, to sculptural objects, posters, t-shirts, masks, charms, jigsaw puzzles, and limited edition DVDs. No More Store! presents work by over 60 artists, many of whom exhibited in the earliest iterations, including: Charlie Ahearn, John Ahearn, Nancy Bacich, Richard Bosman, Tim Burns, Andrea Callard, Charles Clough, Jody Culkin, Jane Dickson, John DiLeva-Halpern, Goran Dordevic, Orshi Drozdik, Steven Englander, Brigitte Engler, Bradley Eros, Barbara Ess, Peter Fend, Coleen Fitzgibbons, Matthew Geller, Michael Glier, Robert Goldman, Ilona Granet, Julie Harrison and Robert Kleyn, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Lisa Kahane, Jerry Kearns, Christof Kohlhofer, Justen Ladda, Juanita Lanzo, Joe Lewis, Aline Mare, Ann Messner, Marc Miller, Richard ‘Dique' Miller, Peter Moening, Alan Moore, Joseph Nechvatal, Tom Otterness, Lisa Pan, Louis Renzoni, Judy Rifka, Bettie Ringma, Walter Robinson, James Romberger, Judy Ross, Christy Rupp, Marja Samsom, Max Schumann, MM Serra, Jane Sherry, Teri Slotkin, Kiki Smith, Michael Smith, Wolfgang Staehle, Jolie Stahl, Laurie Thomas, Marguerite Van Cook, Sophie Vieille, Franz Vila, Tom Warren, David Wells, Sally White, and Lili White.
Colab (Collaborative Projects Inc.) is a collective formed by a group of New York City artists in 1977, which was active for a decade following. Operating on an open-membership basis, Colab organized a series of politically engaged exhibition projects presented at temporary sites across the city, as well as their TV series on Manhattan Cable and a number of publications. Their exhibitions included the Income and Wealth Show; Doctors & Dentists Show; The Manifesto Show; The Real Estate Show; A. More Store; and The Times Square Show, which was presented in an abandoned Times Square massage parlor in collaboration with the Bronx-based collective Fashion Moda. Many Colab members have remained an important part of the city’s artistic community since its founding. No More Store! follows the restaging of Colab’s Real Estate Show at James Fuentes in 2014.
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