Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years on 23rd Street


Mimesis [mi’mee’sis] noun

a. imitation of the real world, as by re-creating instances of human action and events or portraying objects found in nature.


I walked into the Steven Kasher gallery. 2/4 of the stops I made hunting for galleries. Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time by myself, and when you start spending time with yourself you tend to learn the things that make you happy. . . . or just plain old enjoy.  It was time for some inspiration, and this exhibit wasn’t the fanciest, but the images were captivating, especially the more you kept looking at them. Check out a few pics I snapped.IMG_5450IMG_5459

The six themes:New York Countercultures – Henry Chalfant, Hyers and Mebane, Gilles Larrain, Jim Marshall, Fred W. McDarrah, Punk Posters, Irving Penn, Anton Perich, Accra Shepp, Andy Warhol, and Weegee.
Liberation Struggles – Anonymous, Eddie Adams, Emory Douglas, David Fenton, Elaine Mayes,Fred W. McDarrah, Charles Moore, and Stephen Shames.
Glamour/Sex – Anonymous, Miles Aldridge, Danny Fitzgerald, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Josh Gosfield, Günter Grass, Roxanne Lowit, Jim Marshall, Monsieur X, Daido Moriyama, Tetsu Okukara, WingatePaine, Lawrence Schiller, Mark Seliger, and Carl van Vechten.
Street/The Public Sphere – A-Chan, Diane Arbus, Joel Grey, Josef Koudelka, Jerome Liebling, Vivian Maier, Fred W. McDarrah, Daido Moriyama, Ruth Orkin, Leo Rubinfien, Christopher Thomas, and Brett Weston.
Musicians – Richard Avedon, Danny Fields, Laura Levine, Cynthia MacAdams, Jim Marshall, Fred W.McDarrah, Punk Posters, Lou Reed, Ebet Roberts, and Carl Van Vechten.
Typological Portraits – Melissa Cacciola, Mike Disfarmer, Manuel Garcia Fernandez, Phyllis Galembo, Mugshots, and Tintypes.
Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years on 23rd Street will be on view from April 24 – May 24, 2014. Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. For more information about the exhibition and all other general inquiries, please contact Maya Piergies, 212 966 3978,
The Artists

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