Valentines Banners from the Coney Island Sideshow

Exhibition of Marie Robert’s work in
Valentines: Banners from the Coney Island Sideshow
@ the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Valentines: Banners from the Coney Island Sideshow

When: November 5, 2005 – February 26, 2006

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

Hours

Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00 pm
Last admission into the gallery is at 4:45pm

Come closer, folks because I’d like you to meet a true Coney Island artist. The Woman Who Lives Outside Of Time Itself! Marie Roberts, the lady who lives in two worlds at once: Past and Present. Painter and Peculiarity. Both classy and crude like a missing Twilight Zone episode starring a mute Kathryn Hepburn…in the back of the bleachers silently sketching…obsessively sketching… Marie Roberts – >Dick Zigun, Artistic Director Coney Island USA
snug harbor postcard image for exhibition
You can view 5 pages of images of Marie Roberts Banners here and/or read more about the exhibition from Craig Manister, Director of Visual Arts at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and Dick Zigun, Artistic Director Coney Island USA at the following here.

Valentines Banners Full List of Paintings

West Galleries Room 1

1. Fire Eater 7′ x 5′ 1998
2. Tattoo 7′ x 5′ 2004
3. Fire Eater 6′ x 5′ 2005
4. Serpentina 6′ x 5′ 2001 collection Coney Island USA, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2001-2005
5. Sword Swallower 6′ x 5′ 2001, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2001-2005
6. Ravi 6′ x 5′ 2004 collection Coney Island USA, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2004 season
7. Tattoo 5′ x 7′ 1999-2001 collection Astroland Amusement Park
8. Mat Fraser 6′ x 4′ 2005 collection Mat Fraser
9. World’s Youngest Female Sword Swallower 6′ x 5′ 2005
10. A congress of Curious People’s 7′ x 10′ 2005
11. Sahar Dame of the Desert 6′ x 4′ 2003 collection Coney Island USA
12. Serpentina 5′ x 4′ 2003
13. Half Man Half Woman 6′ x 9′ 1998
14. Woman Who Happens to Have a Beard 5′ x 5′ 2004
15. Woman With a Beard 6′ x 5′ 1998

Room 2
1. What Is It? 5′ x 4′ 1997 collection Coney Island USA, Entry to Blow Of; Sideshows by the Seashore 1997-2001
2. Dick 5′ x 4′ 2001 collection Coney Island USA, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2001-2005
3. Tickets 6′ x 9′ 1999, Painted for “Come One Come All… ” 1999, P.S.1 MOMA
4. Master of the Bally 5′ x 4′ 2005
5. Coney Island Circus Sideshow 5′ x 7′ 2005
6. Insectavora 5′ x 7′ 2005
7. Coney Island Circus Sideshow 5′ x 5′ 2004-05
8. Mr Donny V 5′ x 4′ 2005
9. Ms Remy Vicious 5′ x 7′ 2005
10. Heather Holliday 5′ x 7′ 2005
11. Serpentina (Sahar) 6′ x 5′ 2005, Painted for bannerline at Sideshows by the Seashore, never hung
12. Electra 6′ x 5′ 2001, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2001-2003
13. Hand pointing left 6′ x 8′ 2005

Hallway West
1. Hand pointing left 3′ x 4′ 2005
2. Hand pointing right 3′ x 4′ 2005
3. Double hand 3′ x 4′ 2005
4. Double hand 3′ x 4′ 2005

Center Hall
Double hand (over desk) 4′ x 8′ 2005
Hand pointing right 3′ x 4′ 2005
Hand pointing left 3′ x 4′ 2005
All “hands” in exhibit painted for Newhouse site unless other wise noted

East Galleries
Room 3
1. The Amazing Devinda 5′ x 4′ 2005, Commission
2. Albino Pythons 6′ x 9′ 1997 collection Coney Island USA, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 1999-2001
3. Princess of Pyrotechnics 6′ x 9′ 1999
4. Pas de Deux 5′ x 7′ 2003
5. Glasseater 6′ x 9′ 1998 private collection, NYC
6. Eak 6′ x 5′ 1999, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2000
7. Pain-Proof 7′ x 5′ 2005
8. Painproof 6′ x 4′ 2003
9. Painproof 7′ x 5′ 2005
10. Little Brooklyn 6′ x 4′ 2003 private collection, NYC
11. Coney Island Circus Sideshow 6′ x 9′ 1997 collection Coney Island USA, Maquette for Sideshow by the Seashore main stage backdrop

Room 4
1. The Amazing Blazing Tyler Fyre 7′ x 5′ 2002 collection Tyler Fyre, NYC
# 1,10, 11,12 part of a 5 panel installation painted for Tyler Fyre
2. Insectavora 6′ x 5′ 2002 collection Coney Island USA, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 2002-2005
3. Math 9′ x 6′ 2005
4. The Mermaid Parade 7′ x 5′ 2000
5. The Mermaid Show 4′ x 3′ 2005
6. The Mermaid Ball 4′ x 10′ 2004 collection Coney Island USA, Backdrop painted for the party after parade
7. The Mermaid Parade 7′ x 5′ 2000
8. The Mermaid Parade/Mermaid Ball 4′ x 6′ 2004 collection Coney Island USA
9. The Mermaid Parade 4′ x 15′ 2004 collection Coney Island USA, Painted to lead the Mermaid Parade, used 2004, 2005
10. Tyler (Juggler) 6′ x 4′ 2002 collection Tyler Fyre NYC
11. Tyler Fyre 6′ x 4′ 2002 collection Tyler Fyre NYC
12. Tyler (Escape) 6′ x 4′ 2002 collection Tyler Fyre NYC
13. The Mermaid Parade 6′ x 4′ 2003 collection Coney Island USA

Hallway East
1. Mr James Molinaro 5′ x 4′ 2005, Painted for the Borough President
2. Hand pointing right 6′ x 8′ 2005
3. Double hand 5′ x 7′ 2005
4. Mme Twisto 5′ x 4′ 1997 collection Coney Island USA, Bannerline at Sideshow by the Seashore 1997-2001, first banner ever painted by Roberts

Rear Entry to Gallery 4
1. Escape Artist 9′ x 4′ 1999
2. Hand pointing left 4′ x 5′ 2005

All work acrylic on canvas