Psych Out!!! – Conversation with Isaac Abrams and Carlo McCormick

August 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Byrdcliffe Theater
380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road

Byrdcliffe’s outdoor exhibition at White Pines, Psych Out!!!, curated by Alan Baer, is the point of departure for this conversation about art and the psychedelic between a well-known artist and a well-known critic. Read more about the exhibition here

Isaac Abrams, whose New York City gallery Coda first exhibited psychedelic art in 1965, started making art in the psychedelic mode soon after the ground-breaking Coda exhibition. Abrams’s art has been exhibited at many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Carlo McCormick is a critic and curator based in New York City. As a guest curator for The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene from 1974 to 1984 (at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery), he identified a diverse cross section of artists that emerged after 1960s psychedelic, pop art, and experimental eras. McCormick’s articles have appeared in Art in America, ARTnews, Artforum, Spin, Vice, and many other journals. He serves as the senior editor for Paper. McCormick’s books include Trespass, a survey of graffiti and urban street art, and Beautiful Losers, which traces the works of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. McCormick recently co-curated PUNK LUST: RAW PROVOCATION 1971-1985 with Vivien Goldman and Lissa Rivera at the Museum of Sex.

Lecture Date and Time: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Cost: FREE

Psych Out!!!