House Of Venison Artwork Says "Yours Is Not Ours"

by HANNAH LAWRENCE · March 8, 2010

Jerry Saltz [All photos by Nick Hunt of PMc] On Friday, New York's Haunch of Venison gallery opened up a new exhibition, called "Your History is Not Our History." Curated by David Salle and Richard Phillips, the exhibition displays artwork from the 1980s by New York artists

who Salle and Phillips believe "take[s] forms, ideas, and content to their extremes, along with a mistrust of authority..." Which, for those of us born in the 80s, sounds about right.

The exhibition seeks to knock out the notion that all artwork from 1980s was restricted to paintings (due to their high marketability), and "critique" art, such as photography and text. "Your History is Not Our History" reflects on the similar ways artists responded to the world around them, but the ways they individually considered how historical modernism could influence the future.

Some of the artists in the exhibition are Donald Baechler, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Carroll Dunham, Eric Fischl, Robert Grober, Jeff Koons, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool and Terry Winters. Celebrating all of them at the opening was Cynthia Rowley, Jerry Saltz, Yvonne Force Villareal, Todd DiCircio, and Rachel Feinstein.

Cynthia Rowley, Jerry Saltz Cynthia Rowley, Jerry Saltz

Yvonne Force Villareal, Megan Diciurcio, Sandra HamburgBonnie Clearwater Yvonne Force Villareal, Megan Diciurcio, Sandra Hamburg   Bonnie Clearwater

Todd Diciurcio Todd DiCiurcio

Kim Gordon, Thurston MooreKarole Armitage, Will Cotton, Rose Dergan Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore      Karole Armitage, Will Cotton, Rose Dergan

David Salle, Emilio Steinberger, Barrett White David Salle, Emilio Steinberger, Barrett White

Jerry Saltz, Bettina PrenticeJosephine Meckseper, Todd Diciurcio Jerry Saltz, Bettina Prentice          Josephine Meckseper, Todd Diciurcio

Kevin Baker, Donald Baechler, Jack Early Kevin Baker, Donald Baechler, Jack Early

John Currin, Rachel Feinstein John Currin, Rachel Feinstein

Emma Hall, Spring Dautel Stephanie Bok, Eddie Scott Emma Hall, Spring Dautel               Stephanie Bok, Eddie Scott

Barrett White Barrett White

Bill Powers, Cynthia Rowley Christina Kruse Bill Powers, Cynthia Rowley                  Christina Kruse

Everett Finley, Theo Schindler, Evanly Schindler Everett Finley, Theo Schindler, Evanly Schindler

Amy Downs, Gary Rudy Amy Downs, Gary Rudy