Ara Peterson and Justin Samson at John Connelly

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Ara Peterson/Forcefield Third Annual Roggabogga Motion Picture 2002 video 6 min. 7 sec. [video still]


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Ara Peterson 12 Ball 1997 video 2 min. 51 sec. [video still]


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view of Justin Samson installation showing Nandor the First and Treebeard (2004 mixed media) in the foreground, Bactroban (2005 record cover collage with yarn) mounted on the wall behind


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Justin Samson Visitors 2004 collage on paper 16" x 10" (19.75" x 13" framed)


John Connelly Presents continues to balance shows in two separate gallery spaces on the tenth floor of 526 West 26th Street, and they're always eye-openers, even for the most jaded art boulevardier. This month is no exception, with eleven abstract videos by Ara Peterson in one room, and Justin Samson's extravagant installation in his reconstruction of the main space.