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The American West on Display at Danziger Gallery

Posted By AIPAD, Monday, November 9, 2015

For the photographer Ian Ruhter, whose first New York show opens tomorrow at Danziger Gallery, success has come from climbing into his work. “The game-changing moment came when I realized I could be the camera. I could be the mechanics of it,” Ruhter says. From inside the lens of a delivery truck converted into a camera, Ruhter becomes the machine’s very manual settings: the shutter and the processor, and also the “film,” which he makes from scratch on sheets of aluminum up to five feet wide. (Light-sensitive collodion plates, once wet, need to be exposed and developed in a matter of minutes, but the whole set-up takes about a day for a single image.) “It takes so much time,” he says, of choosing not to “jump out of a car and take a selfie” at a lookout. “It really makes me sit there and be part of the environment, and suck it up and enjoy.”

 

Read the rest of this article in The New York Times by clicking here.

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Danziger Gallery Relocates to 521 West 23rd. Street

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 14, 2014
Danziger Gallery has announced a location-change.  The Gallery is moving two doors east to 521 West 23rd. Street.  Danziger plans to remain open by appointment only through the remainder of the summer, and open in September with an exhibition of large scale photographic color field landscapes by David Benjamin Sherry.

To preview the work in the forthcoming show please visit Danziger Gallery

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Danziger Gallery in the New York Times Lens Blog

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Mark Cohen 

through June 20, 2014

The work of Mark Cohen is direct and intense; through often fragmented frames we are brought to the artist's stomping-grounds, his hometown Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  The artist lived and worked for most of his life in this small working-town and there developed his own style of street photography.  Images are taken at close-range with a wide-angle lens.  To allow a bit more distance, and perhaps avoid confrontation with his subjects, Cohen shot his frames with arms extended, rather than carefully composed through the viewfinder.  This manner of shooting helped to refine his personal style and adds an interesting perspective to the work.  We see Cohen's world in pieces- waste-lines, belly-buttons, knees, the tops of heads without bodies, or bodies without heads.  While this could and often does heighten tension it also sharpens our perspective and adds an anonymity that renders many of the frames specific and universal.  Our eye wanders the tight frames and forms and pushes through negative space to take in the background; it is this space that often fills in the remaining narrative.  There is often something gritty and unkept to Cohen's space, and in truth to Wilkes-Barre, this speaks to condition of place and reinforces his uneasy pictures.

Read more about the work in the New York Times Lens Blog

Additional coverage in the New York Times Magazine and Collector Daily


To view works online or for additional information on Cohen and his work, please visit Danziger Gallery


Image Information:  Mark Cohen, Youth Crouching, 1974
Courtesy of Danziger Gallery

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