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My solo Cornershop show "Touchdown: New Paintings" held on May 1st, 1999, was a great experience. It was the only time that I got to exhibit my paintings and artist's books in Buffalo and it was my first solo show outside of New York City. Charles Bernstein and I drove with paintings up from NYC and Anya and I hung them together. And even though the show was only up for one day--it generated a thoughtful long review by Elizabeth Licata in Art Voices. It was wonderful to be able to present my work to this audience of friends, students, and local neighborhood people. My most memorable moment came in the afternoon before the show opened when a elderly local women with her white hair neatly rolled in a bun came in to look at the paintings. She spied a painting that included a large cut-up paper doll from the 1940s or 50s. She was fascinated since she remembered playing with that paper doll as a child. I was so pleased to meet someone who had experienced that image personally. But she got angry when we tried to photograph her with the painting and turned her back to the camera.
Susan Bee