DATE: April 27, 2010
This exhibition of photographs in grids and groups is
not the academic exercise its title might suggest. Instead, it's
another engagingly eccentric example of this gallery's penchant for
unlikely and provocative combinations.
Nine of Bernd and Hilla Becher's industrial views
hang alongside twenty-four mug shots of crudely bandaged suspects,
which face Mapplethorpe's head shots of nine SoHo art dealers. Emory
Douglas's arresting covers of the newspaper The Black Panther are
next to Alexandra Penney's spooky photographs of recently foreclosed
homes in Maine. Some of the best work is anonymous or newly discovered;
all of it is lively and unexpected.
From The New Yorker.