Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Humble Arts Foundation presents "Things Are Strange" Opening Reception-11/06/08
For Immediate Release
Humble Arts Foundation Presents
Things Are Strange
Curated by Jon Feinstein
Matthew Baum, Dan Boardman, Michael Bühler-Rose, Gerald Edwards III, Emiliano Granado, William Lamson, David La Spina, Alison Malone, Rachelle Mozman, Eric Percher, Cara Phillips, Matthew Porter, Amy Stein, Brad Troemel, Christian Weber, Hannah Whitaker, Sarah Wilmer, Ofer Wolberger
ON VIEW: Tuesday, November 4 – Saturday, November 15, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 6, 2008
PRESS PREVIEW: 4PM – 6PM | PUBLIC RECEPTION: 6PM – 9PM
THINGS ARE STRANGE
New Century Artists
530 West 25th Street, Suite 406
New York, NY 10001
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday | 11AM – 6PM
New York, New York—October 2008—Humble Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of Things Are Strange, curated by Jon Feinstein. The group exhibition, which opens on Election Day, presents work by eighteen photographers whose images explore the peculiar, idiosyncratic and often absurd elements of the contemporary world, using them as a metaphor for the current state of social and political affairs. The work includes a range of subjects, from the bizarre phenomena of Emiliano Granado's documentary pictures of ghost hunters and Cara Phillips' transformation of plastic surgery machines into terrifying robots to Eric Percher's exploration of the alienation of late night finance workers and Amy Stein's images of stranded American travelers. Each photographer, by varying degrees, alludes to a world that is gradually falling apart at the seams.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Jon Feinstein is the Curatorial Director of Humble Arts Foundation. He has curated numerous exhibitions, most recently "Young Curators New Ideas" and "31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography." His own photography has been published in Gotham, Nylon, Heeb, New York Press, and Vice and has been exhibited throughout the United States. Jon holds a BA in photography from Bard College.
Humble Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the careers of emerging fine-art photographers by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, limited-edition print sales, twice–annual artists grants, and educational programming.
Founded in 2005 by Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble has been a pioneering hub for showcasing new fine-art photography, and has served as a resource for collectors, galleries, museums, curators, photo editors, and bloggers internationally.
Things Are Strange is made possible in part with public funds from The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and by Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and administered by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
For additional information and visuals, please contact KATE GREENBERG at PRESS@HAFNY.ORG.
Photo credit: Hannah Whitaker