It was more than 30 years ago when now-accomplished photogs Brian Rose and Edward Fausty began to document the Lower East. This was a time when New York City still retained its sense of grit; when Greenwich Village was still struggling to move ahead without forgetting. To experience that East Side today is to feel your Village heart laid low. It is the story of a disappearance, if not a slow migration. In that spirit, Time & Space presents the New York that we talk about when we talk about New York. The beauty of this exhibition being Brian Rose set out again a few short years ago, this time to document the same East Side a full three decades now removed. If anything, these photos serve as a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same. But they also leave a sense of setting out again at twilight, if not the very awkward feeling it’s much later than you know.
(Time & Space runs through April 9th at the Dillon Gallery in Chelsea, Free, 555 W. 25th Street.)
Five More For the Offing:
- Asia Week: A Celebration of Asian Art @ various different galleries and outlets across New York City (Free, 3/15-3/23)
- Fashion + Street by William Klein @ The Howard Greenberg Gallery (Free, through 3/23, 41 E. 57th Street, Suite 1406)
- In Search of True Painting by Matisse @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Free with suggested donation, through 3/17, 5th Avenue at 83rd Street).
- Paper Like Skin by Zarina Hashmi @ The Guggenheim (Free with admission, through 4/21, 5th Avenue at 89th Street.)
- Sinister Pop by various artists @ The Whitney Museum ($18, through 3/31, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street)