Thursday April 5


Alex Prager: Compulsion
Opening Reception
Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor (Map it)
6-8 PM

This exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Alex Prager will feature a selection of color photographs as well as the new short film, La Petite Mort, with accompanying film stills. The exhibition will be shown simultaneously in London, Los Angeles and New York. MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci has described Pragerʼs work as “intentionally loaded,” saying “it reminds me of silent movies – there is something pregnant, about to happen, a mix of desire and angst.” Pragerʼs new work furthers her exploration of subversive narratives through the construction of “scenes” inspired by media tragedies and paired with emotive close-ups of eyes. Alex Prager is a self-taught photographer whose photographs are in the permanent collection of the MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Moderna Museet.  read more...

Insights by Stephan Gersh, guest photographer
Opening Reception
SOHO PHOTO
15 White Street (Map it)
6-8 PM

Gersh began photographing in 1964 when he worked as an assistant to Ansel Adams. He has had 20 solo shows and his work is included in the collections of museums in the United States, Canada and France. Gersh has been a teacher for over 30 years, and taught with Minor White in the graduate program at MIT. He created photography programs at several colleges and schools, conducted workshops, and served as a consultant to Polaroid Corporation. In explaining his exhibition Gersh says "there are gifted moments when the world I see reveals hidden energies and forms of Great Nature...the photograph can be a record of such an experience...using tonal values, scale, print color and organization, the photograph presents a statement, not previously seen and unimagined until it comes into being."  read more...
MLYLT takes Manhattan
Curator Edwin Ramoran in conversation with Akintola Hanif
Third Streaming
10 Greene Street, 2nd floor (Map it)
6-8 PM

Third Streaming in conjunction with Aljira present a slide show and conversation between Edwin Ramoran, guest curator of Me Love You Long Time (MLYLT) which is currently on view at Aljira, and Akintola Hanif, founder and editor-in-chief of HYCIDE. Ramoran will describe his travels throughout Southeast Asia and the United States (supported by a Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowship Grant) and present a selection of works by various artists featured in the MLYLT exhibition. Akintola Hanif, a participating artist in MLYLT, will discuss and present his recent photo-based project addressing sex work in Newark.  read more...

    
Thursday April 12


Tim Hetherington
Opening Reception
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue (Map it)
6-8 PM

This is the first major exhibition of Tim Hetherington's work in the United States and will consist of photographs taken in Liberia and Afghanistan, as well as two films. Taken mostly from the center of political and social conflicts in West Africa and the Middle East, Tim Hetherington’s work focused on the experience of war from the perspective of the individual. Through his photographs, writing and films, Tim Hetherington gave us new ways to look at and think about human suffering. Tim was tragically killed on April 20, 2011, while photographing and filming in Libya. The East gallery will feature photographs from the series "Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold", which Hetherington photographed during the Liberian civil war. The West gallery will feature photographs from the series "Infidel" which are intimate portraits of American troops stationed in eastern Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.  read more...
 

Chip Simone
Opening Reception
Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23d Street (Map it)
6-8 PM

This is Chip Simone's first exhibition outside of the American South in over 20 years and presents over 40 digital color photographs made in the last decade. Simone’s work is a unique confluence of two traditions, the American modernist photographic tradition epitomized by his teacher Harry Callahan, and the new digital street photography that has only recently burst out. Simone brings together the studied constructedness of the mid twentieth century New Vision with the nanosecond quick captures made possible by the digital photographic revolution. He is one of the first photographers to make wholly satisfying digital prints, prints both monumental and full of quicksilver 21st century perceptions.  read more...

Denis Darzacq: Act - Meditations on the Disabled Body
Opening Reception
Laurence Miller Gallery
20 West 57th Street (Map it)
6-8 PM

Denis Darzacq’s work often portrays people using their bodies to express a profound sense of freedom from the limitations that life has placed on them. In his latest work, the series “Act,” he worked with young adults leading difficult lives, their bodies challenged by conditions such as Down’s Syndrome or cerebral palsy. The results offer an experience of deeply-felt images – tender, warm, and inviting. Viewers are brought up-close and personal with thoughts they might not want to confront, yet the images of Darzacq’s subjects are irresistible.  read more...
 
Vivian Maier: Unseen Images
Opening Reception
Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23d Street (Map it)
6-8 PM

When Maier died in 2009, she left behind more than 120,000 negatives and 2,000 undeveloped rolls of film. Last year, a couple hundred of these rolls, shot in the 1960s and 1970s, were finally developed. Vivian Maier: Unseen Images features 35 black and white prints that make their debut in this exhibition.  read more...

 

Ves Pitts: Meow
Opening Reception
Christopher Henry Gallery
127 Elizabeth Street (Map it)
6-9 PM

Pitts is known for his keen eye for capturing the most unusual and intriguing of personalities on the New York, New Orleans, London and Paris underground scene; including burlesque acts, performance artists, the erotic, and Gay culture which the artist has documented over the past 18 years. The exhibit features a large scale video projection called ALTARS, a dynamic collaboration with Joe E. Jeffreys.  ALTARS is a series of assorted personalities who were left alone in a room to be filmed interacting solely with their own reflection.  read more...
 

Thursday April 26


Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Performing for the Camera: Forty Years of Self-Portraits
Opening Reception
Barry Friedman, Ltd.
515 West 26th Street (Map it)
6-8 PM

Minkkinen was one of the first photographers, along with Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman, to turn the camera towards their own bodies. Minkkinen’s single negative, black and & white photographs of his own naked body interacting with the physical environment constitute a unique and ground breaking contribution to contemporary photography and have been exhibited in numerous museums around the world.  read more...

Brancusi: The Photographs
Opening Reception
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
535 West 24th Street (Map it)
6-8 PM

From 1894 to 1898, Brancusi studied art at the Scoala de Meserii in Craiova and also at the Scoala Nationala de Arte Frumoase in Bucharest from 1898 to 1901. Brancusi was among the first sculptors to experiment with abstract art. His work is featured in numerous museums and public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Bucharest National Art Museum. Constantin Brancusi died on March 16, 1957 and was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse located in Paris, France.  read more...
 
Jeanette May: Bachelor Pad
Opening Reception
A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 228, Brooklyn (Map it)
6-8 PM

Jeanette May is a photo-based artist using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate representation itself. Her work most often addresses the depiction of men and women in visual culture and the power of “the gaze.” 
May’s Bachelor Pads series furthers her investigation into the cultural representations of attractive men. In this new project, she concentrates on bachelors: unmarried men that do not live with their parents, wives, or lovers. Inspired by 1960s movies and magazine spreads on the phenomenon of the “bachelor pad,” May gives us a peek into the lives of contemporary bachelors. She produces photographs located somewhere between portraiture and documentary that allow women (and men) to stare unabashedly at beautiful single men in the context of their private living space.  read more...