EXHIBITION

Armstrong David, Sean, E. River Park, NYC
Sean, East River Park, NYC
Collin LaFleche, Matt and Emily in a Taxi
Emily and Matt in a Cab
Thatcher Keats, House Party
House Party
Larry Clark, Jack&LynnJohnson
Jack and Lynn Johnson, Oklahoma City
Ryan McGinley, Vice Magazine Collage
“Vice Magazine” Collage
Jack Pierson, Eric in Miami
Eric in Miami, ’89
Pierson_MiamiPortrait-980
Miami Portrait
Nan Goldin, Self Portrait in Taxi Paris
Self-portrait in the taxi, Paris
Weinberger, Romeo
Romeo (Werner Berger), Boss der Revenger Gang, Zurich
Weinberger, Knabenschiessen
Knabenschiessen
Miro Smoking, Amsterdam
Miro Smoking
Brazilian Skater
Brazilian Skater
Brian Finke, Untitled (Frat Boys #1)
Untitled (Frat Boys #1)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Frat Boys #7)
Untitled (Frat Boys #7)
Nan Goldin, Nan at her bottom..., The Bowery, NYC
Nan at her bottom…, The Bowery, NYC
Larry Clark, Little Rape, Teenage Lust
Untitled (A Little Rape)
Larry Clark, Untitled (Hustler and Long Shadow)
Untitled (Hustler and Long Shadow)
Nan Goldin, French Chris at the drive-in, New Jersey
French Chris at the drive-in, NJ
John Arsenault, The Youngest Was The Most Loved
The Youngest Was the Most Loved
John Arsenault, I Love U Cocksucka
I Love U Cocksucka
What I got for a Buck, John Arsenault
What I Got for a Buck
John Arsenault, I Don't Need a Lover
I Don’t Need a Lover
NanGoldin_Clemens_980
Clemens at lunch at Café de Sade, Lacoste, France
Collin LaFleche, At School
At School
Collin LaFleche, Emily at the Pool Hall
Emily at the Pool Hall
Collin Lafleche, Will Smoking
Will Smoking

March 19 – April 25, 2009

ClampArt is pleased to present, “Kids Behaving Badly”—a group exhibition, including photographs by Larry Clark, Karlheinz Weinberger, Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Jack Pierson, Mark Morrisroe, Thatcher Keats, Ryan McGinley, Jill Greenberg, Brian Finke, John Arsenault, Marc Yankus, Michael Meads, Janine Gordon, and Collin LaFleche.

At turns chaotic, bold, and often strikingly and surprisingly beautiful, the photographs in this show reflect life as it is lived and felt.

Springing from Larry Clark’s searing, personal photographs of his drug-shooting friends in Tulsa, Oklahoma from the 1960s and 1970s, the group of photographers presented here largely follow in the same autobiographical vein.

United by an interest in capturing the inimitable and powerful energy of youth, the exhibition focuses upon the pleasures and terrors of pushing societal boundaries during one’s formative years. Adolescence and early adulthood represent a period of identity formulation, and experimentation and risk-taking are naturally integral to the process. Further, identity formulation includes establishing a sense of societal affiliation, and the photographs in the exhibition unsurprisingly concentrate of images of lovers and friends.

Generally allied by what has been described as the “snapshot aesthetic,” the artists included in “Kids Behaving Badly” look not “to reform life, but to live it,” to quote John Szarkowsky, former director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art. Mapping a continuing lineage which now spans a time frame of nearly five decades, “Kids Behaving Badly” demonstrates the camera’s unique and impressive facility for documenting and interpreting our messy and frenetic lives.

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