Curated by
Joseph J. Sitt & Jeffrey Deitch

Jessica Diamond

Golden Brooklyn, 2016
Jessica Diamond

“Golden Brooklyn” addresses the phantasmagoria that is The Real Brooklyn. A place where Orthodox Jewish gentlemen don 18th century style hats. Birthplace of Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, mother of women’s judo in America, who “… spent much of her teenage years trawling the burnt-out remains of Luna Park (Coney Island) with a bayonet strapped to her leg …” [1] while her mother sold hot dogs for a living. And home to legendary Brooklyn baker Cake Man Raven (Raven Patrick De’Sean Dennis III) whom the New York Daily News declared “turned Dixieland dessert red velvet cake into a Brooklyn thing”. [2]

[1] Robinson, Joshua (November 22, 2009) “Rusty Kanokogi, Fiery Advocate for Women’s Judo, Dies at 74”, The New York Times.
[2] Croghan, Lore (November 28, 2012) “Red Velvet Fans Blue Over Closing”, New York Daily News, p.40.

About Jessica Diamond

Born: The Bronx, New York
Education: School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, B.F.A. 1979
Columbia University, New York, NY, M.F.A. 1981

2011 El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain
2004 Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
2002 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
2001 Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
2000 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
1999 Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Vera Van Laer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1997 Le Consortium, Dijon, France
1996 Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland
RIX, Linkoping, Sweden
1994 Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
1992 American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY
1991 Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1990 Artspace Annex, San Francisco, CA
American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY
Standard Graphik, Cologne, Germany
1989 American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY
1985 Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

Jessica Diamond
Jessica Diamond
Jessica Diamond
Jessica Diamond
Jesse Edwards
Coney Art Walls
3050 Stillwell Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
All photos by Martha Cooper
except where otherwise noted