A view of the warehouse space that will house the massive Escape From New York exhibition.

On Saturday, May 15, 2010, the New York art world invades New Jersey in a mass exodus, leaving behind the density of Manhattan for the wide open spaces of Paterson on the other side of the Hudson River.

Curator Olympia Lambert, in collaboration with Paterson Arts Council, presents Escape From New York, an exhibition showcasing the work of 43 top contemporary artists.

On view in a historic former silk factory, the exhibition will include artists working in a broad breath of genres — from painting, video, and photography to installation, sculpture, performance, and social media-based art.

The Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, from 3 – 9 PM.

Escape From New York will be open to the public each weekend 11 AM – 6 PM, from May 15 through June 19, 2010, at 24 1/2 Van Houten Street, Paterson, New Jersey. The exhibition will be located on the second, fourth and fifth floors of the building.

The following is full list of participating artists:

The Bruce High Quality Foundation*, Kate Gilmore*, Robert AitchisonRobert AppletonMan Bartlett, Adam Bateman, Jason Robert Bell, Alison Blickle, Boyce Cummings, Jennifer DaltonVicki DaSilva, Sumner Dilworth, Debra Drexler, Murray Dwertman, Richard Eagan, Jeremy Earhart, Stephan Fowlkes, Nicholas Fraser, Angela Freiberger, Micah Ganske, Alex Gingrow, Dean Goelz, Grant Haffner, Iliyan Ivanov, Kezam, Daniel Leeb, Thomas Lendvai, Julie Lohnes, Michelle Manley, Jason Metcalf, Michael Paul Miller, Laelia Mitchell, Laurel Nakadate, Mia Pearlman, Rafael Perez, Don Porcella, William Powhida, Christopher Saunders, Robert SchatzEmil Silberman, Sean Slemon, Peter Soriano, Tamas VesziAn Xiao

For further information, please contact curator Olympia Lambert by email, olympia.lambert@gmail.com, or visit, escapefromnewyork.tumblr.com.

*artists also featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial

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