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Opening Reception TONIGHT
Saturday, September 28, 2013
from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
at Lorimoto, 1623 Hancock St. Ridgewood , NY 11385
“The wave of gentrification starts quietly and moves constantly, affecting people, landscape and everything else that compose a neighborhood.
Good and bad, it is inevitable and nostalgia lingers with a melancholic after taste for the passing of time. Artists have always been pioneers and the driving force in exploring new neighborhoods. The Bushwick / Ridgewood border is currently the very front lines of the Artist Migration.
To represent our presence in a rapidly changing neighborhood, Lorimoto has curated a show titled “front line” featuring 3 artists.
Jonathan Auch –Auch captures images on the street. His large monochrome prints are portraits of random people who he found in the Bushwick / Ridgewood neighborhood. His high contrast photos capture every pore and crease of the human face, suggesting a deep and detailed life story of each individual.
Armas Carino – An architect / painter duo has been collaborating and constructing scaled miniature fragments of brick townhouses. The imagery of destruction prevalent in their work reminds that all things, including humans, eventually crumble.
Yasuyuki Takagi – Takagi has been documenting the changing scenery of various Brooklyn neighborhoods for over 12 years. His focus was photographing empty lots in the community. These lots do not exist anymore. Most have been transformed into residential dwellings for the ever-inflating population.”