Theory Icon Project Presents A Ruth Ro Exhibition and Opening Event: “Icons of the Meatpacking District”
January 17, 2007
Exhibition: January 17 – March 15
Opening Event Wednesday January 17, 2007
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Theory Icon Project presents Meatpacking District Artist Ruth Ro exhibition, “Icons of the Meatpacking District.” The show will be exhibited on the “Icon Wall” of the Gansevoort Space, and will be open to the public for one month. The Opening Event will be a preview of the exhibition, guests will include subjects of the paintings and their guests. The exhibition will be open to the public for the following month.
About the Exhibition
Ruth Ro’s "Icons of the Meatpacking District" will consist of approximately 40 people who play significant roles in creating the character of this neighborhood. Whether it is through preservation, creation, change, or advocacy of this neighborhood, the Icons of the Meatpacking District are persons who have defined or are defining the neighborhood.
The Meatpacking District is one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in New York City. This portrait show takes a snapshot of all those who have a hand in the change. The list of Icons is made up of business owners, residents, meatpackers, landlords, developers, and city leaders but they represent pioneers, loyalists, risk-takers, activists, and dreamers. These people create the neighborhood that visitors see from the outside. This show will reveal the players who create this neighborhood from the inside.
Florent Morellet - Save Gansevoort Market and Florent
Jo Hamilton - Save Gansevoort Market
Robert Hammond & Joshua David - Friends of the High Line
David Rabin - Nightclub Impressario, Meatpacking District Initiative
Annie Washburn - Meatpacking District Initiative
Diane von Furstenberg - Diane von Furstenberg
Luisella Meloni - Diane von Furstenberg
Christine Quinn - City Council Speaker
Robert Tierney - Landmarks Commission
Amanda Burden - City Planning Commission
Gifford Miller - former City Council Speaker
James Ortenzio - Hudson River Park Trust
Jim Capalino - Capalino & Co.
Keith McNally - Pastis
Irwin Cohen - Chelsea Market
Nick Jones - Soho House
Jo Infantolino - Soho House
Fabrizio/Alina Lundry - Industria Superstudios
Laura Raicovich - Dia Art Foundation
Gregg Pasquarelli - Porter House, SHoP
Mike, Stuart, Darryl Romanoff - Romanoff Mgt.