Andrew Castrucci is an artist who has contended with this magical, mysterious and often menacing space called Manhattan for over four decades… Castrucci is a portrait painter of the city we all love, who captures its primal essence not as a matter of realistic representation, but as a psychological study of the great ambivalence at the heart of this experience of living here. —Carlo McCormick
Howl! Happening is pleased to announce an exhibition that pays tribute to Bullet Space and Andrew Castrucci—framed around the artist’s 36-year tenure leading the unique community space, and two mammoth artists’ books he produced with a myriad of collaborators: Your House is Mine (1988–1992) and Fracktured Lives (2010–2020). Threaded throughout are other artifacts including his paintings on steel as well as silk screens from the two books; newspapers; and ephemera produced between 1985 to the present. The exhibition is curated by Carlo McCormick and will be accompanied by a catalog with essays by McCormick and Tom McGlynn.
About Andrew Castrucci
Andrew Castrucci was born in 1961 and raised in the proximity of West Hoboken and Cliffside Park, spanning New Jersey’s industrial expanses of the lower Hudson River.
From 1984–86, he ran the A&P Gallery with his brother Paul. In 1986, Castrucci co-founded Bullet Space, an urban artist collaborative. Creating a print shop there, he was instrumental in producing over 10,000 silk screen posters by a wide range of artists, writers, and thinkers. Castrucci curates shows and publishes artist’s books, most recently the Bulletin newspaper edition #10, and Shoot the Pump, co-curated with Lee Quiñones and Alexandra Rojas.
Castrucci co-published the Your House is Mine 1988–92 book and poster project, which has been hailed as one of the most important artist’s book editions of the 20th century by Marvin Taylor, head of the Fales Library collection of New York University. He also published Fracktured Lives, a 10-year project dealing with hydro fracking in upstate New York and its global impact.
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