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Betwixt and Between

September 12 – October 19, 2019

Peter Bialobrzeski Manikoran

Peter Bialobrzeski
Manikoran

John Dowell African Union Church, 2018

John Dowell
African Union Church, 2018

Helen Levitt NYC, 1980

Helen Levitt
NYC, 1980

Denis Darzacq Hyper 3

Denis Darzacq
Hyper  Nº3

Stephen Couturier Usine Gevelot

Stephen Couturier
Usine Gevelot, 1995

Bruce Wrighton Glenwood Binghampton,NY 1986

Bruce Wrighton
Glenwood Binghampton,NY, 1986

Harry Callahan Cape Cod, 1972

Harry Callahan
Cape Cod, 1972

Larry Burrows Louis Armstrong playing "Why Do I Love You?" while flying over Africa, 1956

Larry Burrows
Louis Armstrong playing "Why Do I Love You?" while flying over Africa, 1956

 

Helen Levitt NYC, circa 1942

Helen Levitt
NYC, circa 1942

HeLen Levitt ​NYC, circa 1940

HeLen Levitt
NYC, circa 1940

Ray K. Metzker A Maze ‘N Philadelphia, 1967/1984, Composite

Ray K. Metzker
A Maze ‘N Philadelphia, 1967/1984

Barbara Kasten Contruct IIIA, 1980

Barbara Kasten
Contruct IIIA, 1980

Rodrigo Valenzuela American Type Nº4, 2018

Rodrigo Valenzuela
American Type Nº4, 2018

Zeke Berman Untitled (Fruit Basket), 1984

Zeke Berman
Untitled (Fruit Basket), 1984

Michael Spano Construction Nº31-89, 1989

Michael Spano
Construction Nº31-89, 1989

Diane Arbus Man and boy on bench in Central Park, 1962

Diane Arbus
Man and a Boy on Bench in Central Park, NYC, 1962

Neal Slavin Washington DC Fencers Club

Neal Slavin
Washington DC Fencers Club, 1987

Fred Herzog Jackpot, 1961

Fred Herzog
Jackpot, 1961

Larry Miller Intermodal Sunset, circa 1978

Larry Miller
Intermodal Sunset, circa 1978

Julie Mack Family Portrait, Michigan, 2007

Julie Mack
Family Portrait, Michigan, 2007

Wanki Min Unnamed Hill, 2018

Wanki Min
Unnamed Hill, 2018

Hillary Swift Raccoons, Central Park, NYC, 2016

Hillary Swift
Raccoons, Central Park, NYC, 2016

Alfred Eisenstaedt Smith College 1937

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Smith College 1937 

Petah Coyne Untitled #735 (Monks II, Monk Series), 1992

Petah Coyne
Untitled Nº735 (Monks II, Monk Series), 1992

Miguel Ángel García Independencias, 2010

Miguel Ángel García
Independencias Europa I, 2012
 

Luca Campigotto Perito Moreno Front, Argentian, 2000

Luca Campigotto
Perito Moreno Front, Argentina, 2000

DoDo Jin Ming Free Element V, 2001

DoDo Jin Ming
Free Element V, 2001
 

Val Telberg Untitled, circa 1948

Val Telberg
Untitled, circa 1948

Fatemeh Baigmoradi From It's Hard to Kill, 2017

Fatemeh Baigmoradi
From It's Hard to Kill, 2017

Gary Brotmeyer Young Man in a Flunky Suit

Gary Brotmeyer
Young Man in a Flunky Suit

Kazuo Sumida West 28th St, NYC Subway, 2002

Kazuo Sumida
West 28th St, NYC Subway, 2002

Will Brown Pretzel Window, 1973

Will Brown
Pretzel Window, 1973

David Graham ​Route 64 West of Route 89, AZ, 1986

David Graham
Route 64 West of Route 89, AZ, 1986

Mark Mann Median Family

Mark Mann
Median Family, 2000
 

Dennis Farber gold leaf

Dennis Farber
Untitled, 1990s

Press Release

Brexit.  Global Warming. Immigration. Identity.  Fake News …These are among the controversial issues today that exemplify the idea of being betwixt and between  -  for many, liberating concepts; for others,  deeply troubling, perhaps life threatening concepts.

Our next exhibition, BETWIXT AND BETWEEN, featuring over 40 photographs by forty artists, reflects on how comfortable photography has been with the notion of capturing a moment when results are not certain, intentions not clearly established, and reality subverted.

David Graham’s roadside sign BUY NOW PAY LATER could easily infer opportunity – no down payment; or tragedy – a worthless investment.  Luca Campigotto’s Perito Moreno Glacier can’t help but stir up feelings over global warming, but in fact it glorifies one of the very few glaciers that is advancing. Diane Arbus’s man and boy sharing a bench in Central Park, perhaps a harmless portrait 50 years ago, may now elicit questions of pedophilia.  Hilary Swift’s family of raccoons emerging from their home in Central Park seems equally charming and menacing.  Kazuo Sumida’s extended arm in a subway window might show an intimate embrace, or reveal an act of hostility.

Even photography’s ability to depict reality is in question, with new tools that encourage a synthesis of multiple moments into one cogent image with multiple interpretations.  John Dowell’s African Union Church, 2018, depicts a modest church for an African American congregation, situated behind a field of cotton in what was once called Seneca Village.  Founded in 1825 by a black man, it grew into an integrated community, two thirds black and one third Irish and German, before it was leveled in 1857 by the right of eminent domain to make way for Central Park. 

Fatemeh Baigmoradi’s series It’s Hard to Kill presents appropriated and charred images of families and groups who burned their personal photographs so as not to be identified as liberal opponents of the Ayotollah when he came to power in Iran.

 

 

 

Featuring:

Diane Arbus
Fatemeh Baigmoradi
Peter Bialobrzeski
Gary Brotmeyer
Will Brown
Larry Burrows
Harry Callahan
Luca Campigotto
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Stephane Couturier
Petah Coyne
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Miguel Angel Garcia
David Graham
Fred Herzog
Yoko Ikeda
Helen Levitt
Julie Mack
Mark Mann
Wanki Min
Yasumasa Morimura
Ray Metzker
Laurence Miller
Dodo Jin Ming
Vic Muniz
Eadweard Muybridge
Doug Prince
Simone Rosenbauer
Aaron Siskind
Neal Slavin
Kazuo Sumida
Hilary Swift
Val Telberg
Rodrigo Valenzuela
Bruce Wrighton