40 Years of Camp

Ken Weaver, AB Astra Lumina (To the Stars Light), 2007, Oil pastel on paper, two panels

Opening today, Schroeder Romero in New York presents the exhibition Summer Camp featuring James Bidgood, Brice Brown, Tom of Finland, Scott Hunt, Heather Johnson, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Uzi Parnes, Carl Plansky, John Waters, and Ken Weaver representing over forty years of work about and within ‘camp’ culture and aesthetic—an aesthetic, according to Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp (1964), focused on artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess. Summer Camp will be on view from June 7 to August 12, 2012 at Schroeder Romero, 531 West 26th Street New York NY