Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents a season of events including art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects from May - October. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization.

Monday, June 09, 2014


Curatorial Re-organizations by 
John C Gonzalez and Thomas Willis 

FRIDAY, June 13th 2014
6-9 PM

Le Petit Versailles Community Garden
346 E. Houston St. @ Ave C.

$5 Suggested Donation


John C Gonzalez and Thomas Willis have created Secret Garden, 2014, for Le Petit Versailles, a series of temporary site-responsive works existing within the immediate environment of the space. Using available materials located within the site and arranging them in creative and specific ways, the artists have constructed temporary sculptures, drawings, and performances that are made to be experienced during the one-night reception event.

This project is a curatorial reorganization of the available objects that ordinarily exist within the garden. As viewers enter the space they will find some of the works to be candid constructions, while others will be nestled away within the myriad of vegetation and objects, appearing no different than the effects of natural phenomena of the environment. The works themselves will not be identified, however, visitors will be invited to discover them as they examine the nuances of the garden.

Secret Garden is less about locating the presence of the physical artworks and more about a heightened (re)examination of Le Petit Versailles as a whole.


Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, Citizens for NYC, The Trust for Public Land, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.