DATE: May 11, 2011
Exhibition on view through May 13
Max Penson, Youth from Bukhara Arrived to Tashkent to Enter
Technical School, 1936, Courtesy of Nailya Alexnder Gallery
predominantly in Russia the 20's, 30's, and 40's images of Max Pension
are well constructed and transportative. The journalistic and
propagandistic approach to the frames is clear and convincing- the
workers are heroic. Faces beam with strength and pride, harvest
celebrations are joyful, and industry is strong.
The rare vintage works on display elevate the lifestyle, the government
and the image of Russia at the period they were taken. The
effectiveness of the images resonates in their ability to charm and
entice us even today.
New Yorker Review
Nailya Alexander Gallery