Bruce Silverstein Gallery

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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... [more]
Posted by Taylor Ruby on 9/11/11

A Chance at Redemption

     In his first solo exhibition since 2007, photographer Randy West presents eight new works in the series   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... [more]
Posted by Is It Weird That I Like Art? on 6/13/11
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