Conceptual artist Sarah Charlesworth used image making as a way to investigate the role of photography in our society. In her haunting "Stills" series Charlesworth searched news archives to find imagery of people falling or jumping from buildings either in suicide or as escape from catastrophe, such as fire. She then rephotographed the images and presented them as large scale prints. This powerful series of photographs, as well as other series of her varied work, are currently on view at The New Museum in NYC. The exhibition is on display until Sept. 20, 2015. See more of Charlesworth's work on her website.
“2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” Exhibition
A signature program of the New Museum, the Triennial is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early-career artists from around the world. It provides an important platform for an emergent generation of artists that is shaping the discourse of contemporary art.
Through May 24, 2015
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery, New York
Ken Schles “Night Walk / Invisible City 1983-1989”
A gritty and penetrating portrayal of New York’s Lower East Side in the 1980s. The exhibition of 40 black and white photographs coincides with the publication of a new Steidl monograph, Night Walk (2014), a companion to Schles’s underground cult classic Invisible City (1988).
Through March 14, 2015
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 E 57th St