Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces
Booksiging & Presentation of Images
Thursday, June 21
6:00 - 8:00 pm
As a pilot and photographer Alex MacLean is known for capturing the world from above. The expansive views from above reveal pattern and geography- the rhythm of the use of space. Weather farmer's fields, parking lots, planned communities, junk yards, amusement parks, or beaches the work speaks to the impact of man on space. Scale puts our world into perspective, and we are in one moment small and impactful.
This new series of New York's rooftops reveals, as always with MacLean's images, something secret, something special. In a city as large as New York every inch is precious, and with MacLean we learn that every space is used. The shier variety of uses is impressive- gardens, tennis courts, water towers, swimmingpools, restaurants, spontaneous art-spaces, and more. The planned and the impulsive use of the rooftops are revealed. MacLean has yet again found a way to lift the curtain on a place we thought we knew.
For more information on this event, please visit Yancey Richardson Gallery