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Ross Goldstein: Gorilla Grape at Fuse Gallery

Ross Goldstein Gorilla GrapeRoss Goldstein: Gorilla Grape is an exploration in Americana through the lens of a Polaroid camera. The enlarged photographs capture moments in American history, lending themselves to nostalgia in their format and subject.

Ross Goldstein Mississippi

Mississippi

Ross Goldstein Virginia

Wig

Ross Goldstein Wisconsin

Wisconsin

All in all, the works are subtly whimsical nested in the fact that these moments actually existed.

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Erin Kennedy Photography

It’s time to share photographs from my good friend, Erin Kennedy who took the photo that is my website’s banner (see above). That photo was taken in July of 2010 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It is a candid shot taken with film. The uncropped photo shows a much more expansive and desolate space with the last bit of sun turning dark over the city. I think it is a gorgeous shot in its lighting, framing, and feeling – perfect for my “musings.”

Over the past few years, Erin has taken photos in a host of intimate moments that span from laying in bed to being out at social events. She has the ability to capture the light – both cool and warm – and capture pensive and mostly joyful photos of her subjects. She excels at capturing people engaged in another act.

Here are a few of her photos:

Erin Kennedy Seville, 2010

Seville, 2010

Erin Kennedy Sunday, 2010

Sunday, 2010

Erin Kennedy Katie, 2010

Katie, 2010

Erin Kennedy Burt, 2010

Burt, 2010

Erin Kennedy Broad with a mic, 2010

Broad with a mic, 2010

Erin Kennedy Eleanor, 2010

Eleanor, 2010

Erin Kennedy Harlot, 2010

Harlot, 2010

Erin Kennedy Lust, 2010

Lust, 2010

Erin Kennedy Obsession, 2010

Obsession, 2010

Erin Kennedy Corey, 2010

Corey, 2010

Erin Kennedy Sam on a chair, 2010

Sam on a chair, 2010

Erin Kennedy Stolen, 2011

Stolen, 2011

Erin Kennedy Drinking with Beebs, 2010

Drinking with Beebs, 2010

Erin Kennedy Sexx, 2011

Sexx, 2011

Erin Kennedy Love, 2010

Love, 2010

Erin Kennedy Paulina's Prey, 2011

Paulina's Prey, 2011

Erin Kennedy It's my property, 2010

It's my property, 2010

All in all, Erin’s photography is gritty and real and emotive and beautiful.

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Riding the Hoods with Maripol at Clic Gallery

MaripolMaripol‘s Riding the Hoods with Maripol at Clic Gallery is the quintessential documentation of the downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The show is comprised of photographs – some polaroids and some film – of the biggest names in the pop art and music scene, documenting the rise to fame and notoriety of Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, among others. The photos capture intimate moments – sometimes posed, sometimes candid – that evoke a sense of following one’s dreams. It is clear that the people in the photos were not going to let anything stand in their way of success. Unfortunately, some artists came to tragic ends and have been immortalized by these photographs.

It is also clear that friendship was very important, and from the crowd that showed up last night, it is still very important. When I arrived at Clic, Maripol had just stepped outside into the drizzle to take a break from signing her books. She was wearing a simple yet stunning black lace dress thanking all her friends for coming. It was great to see the many friends – long-time and new – who showed up to support her and how the younger generations are paying homage to these artists who set the tempo for art, fashion, and design.

All in all, I hope that someday my friends and I can look back at what we were able to accomplish and celebrate what great opportunities we have been afforded.

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