UNseen at Randall Scott Gallery

Two of my photographs will be in the show UNseen, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel, who I'd like to thank for being such a continual advocate for my work. I was very happy to find out that my image was chosen for the promotional materials, as you can see above, and I'm also happy to be in such great company. (It's a small world--Leah Oates and I used to share a studio in DUMBO years ago and Will Steacy and I went to the same high school, though he's quite a bit younger than I am.)

Here's a list of the other artists:

Alex Leme, Clayton Cotterell, Bon Duke, Elizabeth Fleming, Leah Oates, Adam Krause, Cara Phillips, Megan Cump, Richard Renaldi, Chad States, Natasha Gornik, Nadine Rovner, Nicola Kast, Ryan Pfluger, Will Steacy, Phil Toledano and Eric McNatt.

The opening is on Thursday October 22nd from 6 - 8:30 PM at Randall Scott Gallery in DUMBO, 111 Front Street, No. 204. It will run until November 21st; contact the gallery at 202.332.0806 or visit the website for more information.

And here's Ruben's curatorial statement:

UNSEEN is an introduction to some of New York’s most promising, hard working, and creative minds in the photography field whose bold ideas, themes, and techniques work to transcend the history of photographic art.

Adam Krause, a third generation Holocaust survivor, creates portraits of Neo Nazis. Nicola Kast, a German, explores and deconstructs German History. Cara Phillips' Singular Beauty is a haunting social critique on modern surgical rooms, while Phil Toledano’s portraits of plastic surgery patients is a classic aftermath of the surreal. Portrait work by Chad States, Natasha Gornik, Eric McNatt, Richard Renaldi, Bon Duke, and Ryan Pfluger examine the notions of self and the other. Leah Oates and Megan Cump visit serene, painterly landscapes while Nadine Rovner sends us back to retro the seventies through feel and color. Elizabeth Fleming examines the simplicity of the moment in a child’s world, Clayton Cotterell documents his brother now serving in the US military, and Alex Leme searches random urban settings.

As an Art Collector, I address the challenge that most art lovers constantly face… the search of new art and the issues of acquiring work for small spaces. By using the salon style for this show I demonstrate different themes and techniques, presented in a very traditional manner, that work within a confined space. Space should not limit your desire for collecting…the sky is the limit!

-- Ruben Natal-San Miguel

I hope to see some of you at the opening!


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