New Lower East Side Photography Exhibit at Gallery Bar

Posted on: March 3rd, 2010 at 6:23 am by

Starting tonight, Gallery Bar at 120 Orchard Street will be hosting an exhibition of photography entitled Sampling and Revisions: The LES Deframed.  The neighborhood-centric showcase will feature archival stills from the Tenement Museum collection alongside more contemporary work.  Opening reception is at 7 pm, but the event itself will run through March 24.

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[Photo via Tenement Museum]

From the Boogie Inbox:

The ground-breaking show, curated by Zoe Lukov, which opens on March 3 at 7 pm and will run through March 24, 2010, commemorates the neighborhood’s history and tradition, while celebrating its current energy and dynamism. Gallery Bar is located at 120 Orchard Street, north of Delancey.

Borrowing gems from the Tenement Museum’s extensive collection of over 5,000 archival photographs, Lukov has chosen also to exhibit work by artists living and creating on the Lower East Side who, using the archival prints as a point of departure, pilfer and sample centuries-old imagery, remixing and reframing the same landscape.

Among the artists presented are: Isaac BrestChristopher BushCarlton DeWoodyLucas Flores Piran, Yannique Hall, Paula KupferWayne LiuAlex Perweiler, and Marlène Ramírez-Cancio.

Lukov, a NYC born, independent curator, says she was fascinated with the neighborhood and its evolution because it is the neighborhood where for the last 150 years, new immigrants to New York have settled and today, hipsters, scenesters, young professionals, and artists have laid claim to these streets alongside the palimpsest of histories, cultures, and peoples that established lower Manhattan.  “The show and the neighborhood have particular resonance for me. My great-grandfather owned and operated the extremely popular Davis’s Saloon, at Houston and Orchard Street at the turn of the 20th century.” Today, Lukov’s cousin, Josh Boyd, is a partner at Gallery Bar, a LES hot spot and alternative art space.

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