As I was down in SoHo this afternoon, I stopped off at Deitch Projects to check out Rosson Crow's exhibit "Bowery Boys," -- just a few hours before its official opening. I was not familiar with Rosson Crow, but I've never been disappointed by any exhibit at Deitch. And this one wasn't an exception. I was mesmerized by the brashness and boldness of Crow's paintings referencing NYC's outlaws. Only when I read the press release did I discover that the painter is a female. I wouldn't have thought so. The exhibit continues through March 27th at 18 Wooster Street. 'can't imagine SoHo without Deitch Projects. I will miss it.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.