"Willie Alexander: Wall Works" at Esopus Space

February 9, 2012

An exhibition of never-before-exhibited large-scale collages by rock-and-roll musician Willie Alexander, whose five-decades-long musical career includes stints with The Velvet Underground, The Bagatelle, The Lost, and The Boom Boom Band. For the past 25 years, Alexander has used thousands of yards of packing tape to affix newspaper clippings, ephemera from concert tours, personal photographs, cat litter packaging, and virtually every other material to the walls of his house in Gloucester, Massachusetts. These “crazy quilts from a truly amazing creative consciousness” (John Jacob) were shown to the public for the first time at this exhibition, which represented Alexander’s New York debut.