• Arne Svenson at Julie Saul Gallery

    Date posted: June 6, 2013 Author: mauri
    Neighbors #5, 2012
pigment print
44 1/2 x 30” 
Photo: Julie Saul Gallery
    Neighbors #5, 2012 pigment print 44 1/2 x 30” Photo: Julie Saul Gallery

    Arne Svenson’s most recent photographic series, The Neighbors, is on view at Julie Saul Gallery. Acting as voyeur and investigator, Svenson used a telephoto lens to photograph his neighbors in a highrise across the street from his apartment. The photographs remind us of film stills, or a slow-moving art-house picture. The work shows windows framing the anonymous neighbors; someone napping, a man on the telephone with his back pressed up against the glass window, silhouettes seen through curtains. The photographs are both endearing and puzzling, hinting at and reminding us of  theatrics in classical painting while at the same time speaking volumes about privacy in the contemporary city.

    Julie Saul Gallery
    535 West 22 Street
    6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    May 9 through June 29, 2013
    juliesaulgallery.com

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