Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery presents New York, a late summer exhibition that explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views.
Photographs from the 1920s - 1960s of New York will include scenes of kids playing, some refreshing themselves in water spraying from fire hydrants, some skating down sidewalks, playing cards, fishing, shoe shining, etc.
Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included that portray adults and kids crowded on a beach, with hundreds of sunbathers taking time out. This city beach provided carnival rides, the famous Nathan's Hot Dogs stand, horse rides, Fortune tellers and more. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feinstein captured the energy of Coney Island like no others. Engel even produced a film with his wife, Ruth Orkin, called "The Little Fugitive." The story is about a boy who runs away from home to Coney Island.
Of course, also included in this exhibition are the captivating and iconic images of New York by John Abok. A master at documenting everyday life, John Albok's passion and gentle spirit captures the rich life of a majestic city.
Michael Kenna, a contemporary artist, provides us with stellar images of New York architecture. His studies of the enigmatic Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State building reflect his high regard for great design and engineering that dictate a great city.
This exhibition coincides with PDNB's third Biennial FUN SHOW!, that opened recently. New Items and reduced pricing will be added to the FUN SHOW! for the opening of the New York exhibition.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 5.