BY Led Black (@Led_Black)
Photography by Steven Mercado
There is something happening here. What you are witnessing, ladies and gentlemen, is the blooming of an arts movement that has been growing for some time now but is starting to coalesce into a full-blown juggernaut. That energy, verve and spirit was in full expression at the NYC Over & Under Photo exhibit this past Saturday at the Rio Gallery. The photographers featured were my good friend Jay Franco as well as Jonathan Guerrero, Magdiel Baez and Tomas De Lo Santos.
What is truly amazing about the exhibit is that even though it was a group photo exhibit there was a cohesiveness that permeated the entire project. First of all, the space, Rio Gallery on Fort Washington Ave, is the perfect venue with a rooftop that added to the ambiance of the event. Secondly, I have been a fan of Jay Franco’s work for a while and to see it his eye-popping images that practically crackle with color and candor all displayed in one place was a feast for the eyes. This exhibit dramatically documents the real New York City, in all its griminess and glory, squalor and splendor.
I cannot recommend this show more, stop by the Rio Gallery sometime before September 6th and see what everyone is buzzing about. Remember, “Spread love it’s the Uptown way!”
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