Sharon Core/Sally Gall
Our visit to the DUMBO section of Brooklyn was quite rewarding. Multiple curated shows by Vince Aletti, Lou Reed, Fred Ritchin and Erik Kessels presented a wealth of contemporary photography choices. Our favorite was the Alleti show which focused on still lifes entitled “Object Lesson”.
The history of photography is that of the still life, a staple of artwork throughout the modern era that has been reinvented with the introduction of photography. From the beginning, virtually every important photographer has contributed to the genre, and their names evoke an immense range of images and approaches: Henry Fox-Talbot, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Josef Sudek, László Moholy-Nagy, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Man Ray, Walker Evans, Robert Mapplethorpe and Wolgfang Tillmans, among others.
The Black and White work of Modica, Gall and Takamatsu was particularly striking. Color work by Sharon Core was “Renaissance luscious” in its textural beauty.
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