Susan Mareneck



Mixed-Use District

“Mixed-Use District”, The Institute for Contemporary Art (PS 1), The Clocktower Gallery, 108 Leonard Street, New York, NY, (Simultaneously at two additional locations: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th floor and Traffic Triangle, Church & White Streets: Mimi Gross’ Sculpture,“Parade”); 1990

“Mixed-Use District” is an exhibition of images by artists interpreting their community, Lower Manhattan.  This area includes: the Finacial District, the Civic Center, South Street Seaport, Tribeca/Washington Market and Battery Park City.  Lower Manhattan has been known to be the home and work place of artists for several decades.  The work in this exhibition show the architecture, spaces, people and activities of this mixed-use district that serve as rich sources of inspiration.  Artists in the exhibition work in a variety of media, calling attention to the complexity and depth of the Lower Manhattan environment.

The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Manhattan Borough President’s Office.  Curated by Celia Shapiro, Susan Mareneck, Tribeca resident artists and facilitated by Jenny Dixon, Director Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Tom Finkelpearl, at that time Gallery Director for the Clocktower Gallery, the exhibit advocated for recognition of Tribeca as a uniquely historic part of the city, worthy of recognition by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission as an historic district.  (It was later designated as four separate Tribeca Historic Districts: West, North, South and East.

The Clocktower Gallery’s facility is owned by the City of New York.  Its operations are supported in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York.

Read an article about the installation in Downtown Express >>