Yikes, please don’t do this “wall of mirrors” thing. Its like chopping up an area energetically, sending pieces of reflections around the room….
I have to agree with this one…. the chandeliers are awesome!
Murray needs a little persuasion sometimesfocus.
I will be exhibiting 10 photos in a group show entitled “The Young and the Recluse” that opens November 30. If you’re in New York, you should come…
Here is the press release:
UNDERLINE Gallery (238 W. 14th St.) is pleased to present a new exhibition, THE YOUNG AND THE RECLUSE: A Voyeuristic Photojournal, featuring a group of young, talented, international photographers, whose aesthetic matches that of the clients they shoot for: Levi’s, Urban Outfitters, and Nylon, for example. In addition to limited-edition prints lining the gallery walls, dedicated social media pages and activity will be projected in real-time. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, November 30, from 6-8pm, with an opening reception and photo shoot, and will last through December 24.
With camera phones ready to capture a moment, any moment, on a mere whim, photography has gradually navigated away from revealing a truth of the world around us and become pigeonholed into nothing more than a mirror of our own narcissism. This makes that rare bird of a photograph, which moves us, transports us, and betrays a part of the soul, rather than the ego, all the more ethereal.
THE YOUNG AND THE RECLUSE regains that lost sense of intimacy between subject and audience. The images taunt us by melding life and art, tangled together to develop a brief storm of emotion, awe, and good humor. The vulnerability and subjective camera angles behind the work create an uneasy sense of barging into a mid-afternoon bedroom liaison or capturing the irregular rhythms of an obsessive need to be seen by others.
“At a time when posting photos online is oh-so-omnipresent, we were interested in the documentary nature of a group of artists whose lustful work has become on-demand and fashionable via social media,” says Patrick Sullivan, owner ofUNDERLINE Gallery. Presenting us with images that are an archetype of human life itself, we are left with much more than mere moments in time captured in a still frame. They are thorny and stirring. They are candid and engrossing. They are The Young and The Recluse.
Featured artists include: Chloe Aftel, Giulia Agostini, Amelia Coffaro, Jeff Luker, Abigail Pope, Sophie Van Der Perre, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Lukasz Wierzbowski.
THE YOUNG AND THE RECLUSE: A Voyeuristic PhotojournalUNDERLINE Gallery is a contemporary visual art gallery on the cusp of the West Village, Meatpacking and Chelsea neighborhoods in Manhattan that exhibits fresh and meaningful work of artists who place a contemporary lens on classic subjects, mediums and techniques.
November 30 – December 24, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 30, 6-8pm
238 W. 14th Street, New York, NY 10011 212.242-2427
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm