Last Chances – Galleries on the L.E.S

Monday is time for the Angel Orensanz Foundation blog to show you a little more about the Lower East Side and all its galleries and art spaces. Today, we will focus on one of the most blossoming streets of the L.E.S.  Once a place where many low-rise tenement buildings stood, Orchard street has become the art and fashion center of the Lower East Side.

But before we talk about the galleries in Orchard St, a quick reminder:  The Angel Orensanz Foundation gallery is opening soon (on September 12, to be specific) with an exhibition of works from the Spanish sculptor/painter/conceptual artist Angel Orensanz. Get to know more here.


But, for the time being, focus on Orchard St, where you can see the Paolo Pellizzari exhibition in the Anastasiaphoto gallery. The Italian photographer focuses on the human landscape , with abundant details and bright colors. The photos in the exhibition are part of his series “The Broad Way”. Pellizzari photographs entirely with film, which is his aestethic choice and makes a big difference in the result. So, make sure to check out the art exhibition before it ends on August 31st.


Also on Orchard St, you can see Slipstream in the Bridge Gallery. A study about fluidity, undulation, and instability by FreelandBuck, who puts together form, structure and graphic into a simple, yet complex painted wooden piece. Also in the gallery, you can see Masked Plagiarism by Mentor Noci, his drawings have a deep conection with constructivism, a form of art that believes the only type of art with meaning is the one that challenges limits, definitions and boundaries.


Further down on the same street you can see Jacob Williams: Ugly Sticks in the Windows Gallery.  The exhibition features the re-imagining of the world by the New York artist. For him, it is as if the tribal culture was left somehow intact. Jacob Williams said about his exhibition and his inspiration taken from the Museum of Natural History in New York City “The exhibit on Japanese civilization was somehow so intriguing in that it mentions how Japanese culture managed to maintain many aspects of their earlier culture despite being among the most industrialized countries on earth. This made me imagine, what would American culture look like today if Native Americans had not been stripped of their cultural legacy, what if they had managed to repel the foreign European invaders?”


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