MERCER GALLERY EXHIBIT
March 1 - March 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public; free parking on Lot F
Daniel "Danny" Allen was a largely self-taught Rochester artist who lived and worked in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Allen’s work had a profound influence on the regional cultural
scene. He was openly gay and was one of the first artists to address this issue in his work. Allen worked in a variety of mediums for his drawings, sketches, paintings, collages and assemblages. This exhibition will also include the work of Allen's friends: Kathy Calderwood, Bill Whiting, Juliana Furlong Williams, Eva Weiss, António Petracca, Steven Plunkett, and Ramon Martinez. During the exhibition, Mr. Bill Whiting will give a talk based on his book An Early Work Late in Life—The Life and Art of Danny Allen, which he wrote following the discovery of one of Allen’s exquisite surrealist miniatures lost in the archives of the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. Several other artists will also talk about their interactions with Allen during the turbulent artistic counter culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.