Lower East Side, Art, Contemporary Art, New York City

Retrospective: Clayton Patterson - One of the last rebel artists in downtown New York

Clayton Patterson @ Howl Happening (6th East 1st St, NYC) Exhibition Website

Closes: 14 August 2015

Video directed by Simon J. Heath

When Clayton Patterson and Elsa Rensaa moved to the Lower East Side in 1979, he began to document the neighborhood in photographs, video and audiotape, and collected ephemera. “I didn't realize it at the time,” he would tell the New York Times some thirty years later, “but I was capturing the last of the wild, free, outlaw, utopian, visionary spirit of the Lower East Side.”

He did more than record. He has participated in and affected Lower East Side culture as an artist and gallery owner, editor and publisher, organizer, promoter, provocateur, and, over the last few years, historian and eulogizer.  This major retrospective exhibition tells his story.

For more info please go to: http://www.howlarts.org