Photography Exhibition: Other Bodies: A Collection of Vernacular Photography, ZieherSmith, 516 West 20 Street, through February 11.
Artist Jason Brinkerhoff has accumulated nearly 2000 found photographs over the course of roughly ten years. His work likens the British artist Tacita Dean, whose collection of flea-market photographs is published in an elegant monograph, FLOH (2001). ZieherSmith presents an exhibition of 65 of Brinkerhoff’s collection. The exhibition will be curated by the artist and gallery owner, Scott Zeiher. The collection of vintage prints includes odd and eerie images of 20th century America- including families, couples and lone male figures.
Lecture: The Photographers Lecture Series: Doug Rickard, School at the International Center of Photography, 1114 Avenue of Americas at 43rd Street, February 8, 7pm. Wednesday evenings, from 2/1 – 4/4
Doug Rickard is one of ten distinguished photographers who will be discussing their work at The Photographers Lecture Series at the School at ICP . Selections from Rickard’s A New American Picture series were included in the New Photography 2011 exhibition at MOMA, and a more extensive exhibition of larger prints will be shown at Yossi Milo Gallery in Spring 2012. Rickard captures images of disenfranchised communities across America. He uses Google Street View and searches for images that show the bleakness of the country’s forgotten places. He then re-photographs the images in his studio as they appear on the computer screen, giving some of the pictures the impression they have been painted.
Exhibition: In Their Own World, Tache Gallery, 547 West 27 Street, through March 3.
In Their Own World at Tache Gallery, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, brings together five artists working in various media whose work describes an imaginary world or a different way of perceiving the familiar. Dreams, fantasies and interior lives are collectively explored by Bethany Jean Fancher, Pollux, Rieko Fujinami, Melanie Vote and Jen P. Harris.
– Tema Stauffer