Philip Buehler’s photographs are neither a nostalgia fest nor disaster porn, but an unsparing documentation of the decay that marks time and cultural change.
Front Room Gallery on the Lower East Side is exhibiting Phil Buehler’s photographs of Cold War ruins, from vacant missile silos to fallout shelter signs.
The jukebox is quiet and there’s prosecco flowing, but anachronisms aside, Macon Reed’s “Eulogy for the Dyke Bar” installation is a vibrant tribute to the disappearing lesbian bar.
Our fascination with ruins is nothing new.
There’s no indication that Front Room Gallery’s Constructing Abstraction exhibition was meant to be an optical vortex of sorts but it certainly makes for a jostling viewing experience that feels like a temperature check for the power of pattern and color in contemporary abstraction.
Sandy can’t stop the election! If you haven’t voted yet, you still have a few hours left before the deadline hits, and then it’ll be time for the next democratic sport — waiting for the results. Here are a few ways to experience the returns in an art-friendly way.
This Friday October 14th, 2011 6-9pm, join Williamsburg Every 2:ND Friday for their next Art Crawl through galleries in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This past Every 2:ND Friday in Williamsburg was subdued, perhaps everyone is resting before this weekend’s Northside Arts Festival, but there were still quite a few shows galloping from crisp paintings to detritus-based installations
If Seven art fair has been getting some buzz because of their “original” approach to bypassing the art fair system and creating their own art fair of sorts, then you should know that Fountain Art Fair was the originator of the out-of-the-box approach to the art fair.
Begun by three galleries, McCaig-Welles, Leo Kesting, and The Front Room, this year marks the 5th Anniversary and I asked two of the founders what they thought about Fountain now that’s its half a decade old.
The Front Room gallery in Williamsburg can be easy to miss if you aren’t looking, though the current show, a selection of images from photographer Sasha Bezzubov’s latest series Wildfire, is certainly worth seeking out. The work documents ravaged landscapes on the West Coast following devastating wildfires. That is, rather than capture the fires themselves, these images show what is left in the wake of such trauma — charred remains of homes, smoldering tree trunks, scorched earth.