November 28th, 2012
December 10th, 2009
© Henry Leutwyler. Ballet, 2012. 60 x 40 inch Chromogenic print
After collaborating with the New York City Ballet for many years, Henry Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to the NYCB during the winter of 2012. Using his 35mm Leica, he explored the performers’ personal space and produced honest, unguarded moments of more than 80 dancers from the company. From classes, to rehearsals, to the moment when the curtain rises, Leutwyler’s images reveal details of the ballet that few of us have been granted the opportunity to see. The exhibition, Henry Leutwyler: Ballet opens today, November 28, from 6- 8pm at the Foley gallery.
September 17th, 2009
Daughters #19, 2000 © Margaret M. de Lange/Courtesy of Foley Gallery, NYC
Margaret M. de Lange’s first solo exhibition at Foley Gallery features her series entitled, Daughters, in which she presents black and white photographs taken of her two daughters during the summers of their childhood in Norway. Though the project began in 1993 and continued through 2002, it wasn’t until both daughters were old enough to grant their permission did de Lange take the step of exhibiting the work. Daughters will be on view through January 30 at Foley Gallery, New York City.
May 26th, 2009
Unreachable, 2009, by Thomas Allen from his Epilogue exhibit at Foley Gallery in New York City. The title of Allen’s exhibition, Epilogue, reveals that Allen is ready to give us the final word. The artist is ready to retire his x-acto blade and bid farewell to the pulp fiction genre that he has so thoroughly cut-up and mined for the last seven years. On view until October 10 at Foley Gallery, 547 W 27th Street, 5th floor, New York City.
May 22nd, 2009
All photos by Colby Katz courtesy Foley Gallery, NYC
While many children spend their Saturdays and Sundays indulging freely in games of tag and make believe, a few are on the road, marched and marching tall into a cutthroat industry of adorable. For the last five years, photographer Colby Katz has been documenting the behind the scenes, and the scenes of child beauty pageants. Her long focus on this project comes as Katz herself was entered into pageants as a young girl.
Beauty Pageants permits us an insider’s view, inside hotel rooms, elevators and hallways where teeny-tot contestants are being fussed and fawned over, preened and perfected, hair-sprayed and spray-tanned by a swarm of proud, ambitious mothers.
Colby Katz‘s Beauty Pageants project will be exhibited concurrently from May 28 to July 31 with Sarah Wilson‘s Blind Prom project at Foley Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, NYC.
All photos by Sarah Wilson courtesy Foley Gallery, NYC
For the students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, prom night is a momentous occasion. Since the spring season of 2006, Sarah Wilson has offered her professional services as the prom photographer for TSBVI. She remarks, “From the moment the girls began trying on their dresses in the dorm rooms, till the last dance at midnight, I was there taking pictures, fully immersed in a familiar teenage excitement and energy. For many of the kids this was the most formal event they had ever attended. It was Prom, and it was a big deal.”
Blind Prom focuses on an American right of passage, the high school prom. Throughout the night she captures candid moments of the prom attendees, while producing their formal portraits.
Sarah Wilson‘s Blind Prom project will be exhibited concurrently from May 28 to July 31 with Colby Katz‘s Beauty Pageants project at Foley Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, NYC.