La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
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La MaMa La Galleria is located at 6 East 1st Street, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 7:30pm. More at:

Roberto Juarez: Past/Present

April 2 – April 20, 2014

Closing reception April 19th 6 to 9 pm. 


Click here to view daily videos of Roberto Juarez at Work at La Galleria!



Photo by Steven Baker

Roberto Juarez will be taking over La MaMa Galleria for a month during which he will set up his studio and make new work. The space itself is the site of his first NYC studio in 1981. Ellen Stewart allowed him to paint his first one man show in the studio for free.

Visitors will be invited to participate in an ongoing discussion and studio visit with the artist, breaking the passivity of the spectator and exploring the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, drawing on the past but situated in the present. Since 1981, Roberto has been active with solo & group, exhibitions, public artworks including: murals for public buildings, courthouses, and schools along with printmaking and guest teaching. The exhibition will draw upon his diverse combination of art making experiences into an open forum via studio visits and daily video posts.

At the end of the exhibition there will be a closing reception for a show of new paintings and a time based video piece that will be edited and available to view.

Artist assistent: Nic-Freberg Morgan

La MaMa Benefit Art Auction

May 1 – May 3, 2014

Now in its 30th Anniversary year, La Galleria is moving to 47 Great Jones Street. We need your support to help build out the space at Great Jones Street!

Artist Lottery

April 2 – May 3, 2014

        *Prize is fully transferable to an artist of the winner’s choosing.

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