may 4-june 3, 2001
opening: friday, may 4, 2001, 7-9 pm

plus ultra is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition: skank, a group show about sex and politics, featuring

jose l. cortes
james esber
stacy greene
heather halliday
marc hulson
christopher johnson
joan linder
harold nolan
robert melee
esther planas
john waters
it’s been said that efforts to rid new york city of its seedy underbelly are tantamount to shoving all the sex down a manhole on 42nd street, just to have it pop up everywhere else. indeed, the current regime’s attempt to disneyfy new york city-replacing the stripper with the ubiquitous mouse-is showing signs of reversing itself already. despite being a city of power brokers and money makers, new york can’t endlessly sublimate desire with the giddiness of success; sexual frenzy can explode at any given moment. there are more explicit displays of sex in the bars and clubs than before the crackdown began, and a similar resurgence of sleazy attitudes and behavior is happening in cities around the world. blending a decidedly unglamorous raunchiness reminiscent of the berlin cabarets in the late 1920’s with the raw, unkempt, “cinema verite” look of the 1970’s, the accoutrements of the emerging sexual rebellion embody the celebration of sleaze aethetics. skank explores the use of these aesthetics in new works by artists from new york, london, and barcelona, including paintings, photography, video and mixed media.

for more information call joshua stern or ed winkleman at (718) 387-3844 or (917) 972-5881 or visit our website at

may 4-june 3, 2001
opening: friday, may 4, 2001, 7-9 pm


Holland Cotter, "ART IN REVIEW; 'Skank'" The New York Times, June 1, 2001


Featuring work by Jose L. Cortes, James Esber, Stacy Greene, Heather Halliday, Marc Hulson, Christopher Lowry Johnson, Joan Linder, Harold Nolan, Robert Melee, Esther Planas, and John Waters
May 4 - June 3, 2001
Opens May 4, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Group Exhibition

Winkleman Gallery, Group Exhibition, 2001

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