On a cold Saturday evening, a long line formed outside of 519 West 19th street. I was in Chelsea to see some photography exhibits (Vivian Maier & Weegee at Steven Kasher and Jitka Hanzlova at Yancey Richardson) but this line piqued my curiosity. Stepping in it, I learned it was for Doug Wheeler’s Infinity Room at the David Zwirner gallery. Unfortunately, after a wait, we found out they would not be allowing anyone else in after 5 PM. Still freezing, I downed a cup of hot coffee, and planned to head back next week when the gallery opens.
Doug Wheeler’s Infinity Room has been receiving a lot of buzz around town (New York Times article here). It’s open for about another month- until February 25th. With the growing lines, I thought I would post about it sooner rather than later. So if you find yourself in Chelsea at a random hour, head on over– it’s sure to be an experience. I’ll report back next week.
A genre of photography I feel is often dismissed is the collage. Perhaps the resistance spurs from the notion that artists are simply taking others’ published, final products and reworking them into something they believe is “original” enough to call their own.
Beth Hoeckel’s pieces are illustrative of the opposite—the images are all incredibly cohesive and distinct of her style; they do not feel stolen in any way. The final results are whimsical, eerie, other-worldly, even. There’s a sense of pure obliviousness, as almost all of the humans featured are faceless, dressed in casual, summertime clothes, enjoying their lives (in space, usually) in good company.
Check out her website here: http://bethhoeckel.com/
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Also, our Spring 2012 issue has arrived and looks amazing! Thank you to all of the contributors. The launch party will be scheduled for mid-February. Keep checking back (and on our website) for an exact date and time.