That 70’s Show: Saturday Night Fever

JoAnne Artman Gallery

Apr. 9, 2024 - Jul. 30, 2021

511A West 22nd Street
New York, 10011
PHONE 949 510-5481

The soundtrack of the 1970s was disco- the culturally dominating force that conjures images of clubs filled with the psychedelic haze of flashing strobe lights, grooving bodies on the dance floor, and white leisure suits just as much as it recalls the beat-driven party music. Disco represented not only a new musical genre, but also a cultural revolution rooted in liberation and freedom of expression.
Coinciding with a time of social and political upheaval, disco was an agent for change. Linked to racial politics and sexual-liberation movements, disco embraced marginalized gay, black, and Latino communities before eventually attracting a commercial, mainstream audience. Quickly spreading worldwide, disco’s attitude of inclusivity provided a safe haven for artists, musicians, designers, and outcasts who were able to explore creativity, identity, and self-expression in bold, new ways.

JoAnne Artman Gallery proudly presents, That 70s Show: Saturday Night Fever, featuring the works of Greg Miller, John ‘CRASH’ Matos, Anja Van Herle, and Jana Cruder. Providing a glimpse into the glamour, rebellion, and acceptance of the era, each artist captures its feelings of nostalgia and freedom. Replicating the iconography and high-energy rhythms of disco music, That 70s Show: Saturday Night Fever demonstrates the indelible impact the music had on our lifestyle, fashion, culture, and art.

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