Bigindicator

Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Venue  |  Exhibitions  |  Reviews
20110911232345-cohen__knee_against_glass__may__1976

Fleeting Things

by Taylor Ruby
The twenty-nine photographs that make up “Lost / Found,” Mark Cohen’s understated exhibition at Bruce Silverstein, are about the fleeting gestures of his subjects.  Taken between 1972 and 1987 around the gritty coal-mining streets of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, these images of boot prints, cluttered room service trays, and disregarded articles of clothing reflect the artist’s interest in what is often overlooked.  Cohen is best known for a dynamic group of densely cropped street photographs in which pedestrians are caught off guard by his camera’s high flash and disturbingly close proximity.  Yet, u... [more]
Posted by Taylor Ruby on 9/11/11
20110523162017-4ba91a529868d

A Chance at Redemption

     In his first solo exhibition since 2007, photographer Randy West presents eight new works in the series Tethered.  As the two-dimensionalizing culmination in a process in which the artist crumples up his own rejected images, the sculptural forms that are created are photographed, a gesture that both relates the final work to their original unwanted images and re-imagines them into new photograhs.  The results are vibrant, interesting and formally satisfying.  West has managed to make his second show at Bruce Silverstein Gallery a success and it seems somehow meaningful that he has done so... [more]
Posted by Is It Weird That I Like Art? on 6/13/11