paintings by john rosis

recent projects & classes


The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y. 

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983

October 31, 2017–April 01, 2018

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the public’s imagination around the world. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake.

Teaching at Rockland Center for the Arts West Nyack, New York, Abstract Painting, evenings starting in September, 2018,

 above, Carnegie Hall Playbill Cover, featuring Swellacrylic on canvas, 60" x 54"