From Janet Alexander’s extensive review for Resource Magazine:
Chelsea, New York gallery ClampArt offers a historical visual survey with its new group photography show, “NYC, c. 1985.” The show coincides with the release of Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s monograph, “Scene,” from powerHouse Books. For ClampArt owner, Brian Clamp, this series of documentary photography is a heartfelt tribute. “I first visited New York City in 1985 on a high school debate trip from Colorado. The city was everything I hoped it would be, and I knew then, at the age of fifteen, that one day I would live here,” he says. With so much personally invested, Brian describes how he carefully put the show together over a long period of time, adding artists one by one. ” Barron is the only artist in the show we represent, but a couple of the photographers–Agresti and Thacker–have been included in previous group exhibitions, and many of the pieces–Clark, Goldin, and Morrisroe–are owned by the gallery and from our inventory.”
The resulting select group of seventeen photographers depict New York’s metropolitan diversity in a range of aspects in both black&white and color.