Monday, March 24, 2008

New Gallery To Open With Coney Photo Exhibit

The inaugural exhibit at Bond Street Gallery - a new photography gallery located in Gowanus- is entitled 'Coney Island of the Heart, 'The mission of the show (whose name is apparently a play on the famous Lawrence Ferlinghetti book) is to "celebrate the history of Coney Island as the playground of the working-class melting pot through exuberant and singular images of the Jews, Italians, African-Americans, Russians, Puerto Ricans, and others who have played there."

The show is primarily devoted to the work of Harold Feinstein, but also contains work from several other photographers.

A good deal of the photographs from the show are up on the gallery's website, and they are well worth a look. Feinstein's black and white photographs vary wildly in their temporal origin (having been taken over a sixty year period), yet seem to all fit together shockingly well, due to their common geographical location.

'Coney Island of the Heart'
March 27th through May 8th
Bond Street Gallery
297 Bond Street
Opening: March 27th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m

- post by Ben Nadler

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