Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bonni Benrubi gallery summer exhibitions

Damion Berger, Hula Hoops - Le Roccabella, Monaco, gelatin silver print mounted on museum board and aluminum, 27.5” x 42", Edition of 10, 2001. Courtesy of Damion Berger/ The Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC.

My latest review for the Gallery Crawl website is up! It's of the two exhibitions that are up at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery for the summer, "Hot Fun in the Summertime" and "Live From New York...," both of which, if you're looking for a good gallery show to visit on a hot summer day in New York, feature some amazing photography that is definitely worth a look.

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” and “Live from New York…” at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Entering the Bonni Benrubi Gallery for “Hot Fun in the Summertime” was a lot like walking into multiple memories of childhood summers, complete with a soundtrack of The Beach Boys that was playing for the opening reception. Summertime is about nostalgia, a feeling that is captured in this exhibition in many different ways. For some of these photographers, summer is a colorful idealization: sand, surf, seashells, and screen doors that lead forever out to the ocean. Other images focus on cooler images of muted tones and of summers past: cavernous hot springs, still lifes of fruit, portraits of people who have seen better days and circumstances, and storefronts long since fallen into disrepair. The theme of summer nostalgia is what ties this exhibition together, but it’s the remarkably disparate outlooks that make it so interesting.

To read the rest of the review, hop on over to the Gallery Crawl website here!

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