Site: Brooklyn


Located in the thick of Brooklyn’s art district Gowanus, Site: Brooklyn, has been exhibiting artists since the fall of 2014. On July 15th, the gallery will showcase their latest exhibit, Point of View: Contemporary Photography. Point of View was curated by Mitra Abbaspour who is formerly the associate curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art and is also an independent scholar and curator.

This exciting group exhibition will feature the work of over forty artists including: Steven Duede, Kathleen Greco, Stephanie Bassos, Melissa Lynn, Joseph Bigley among others. The artists in the exhibit span North America as well as a number of people from Brooklyn and New York City.

The show surveys contemporary photography in interesting and unique ways and each artists’ interpretation of this larger topic. Abbaspour described the photographs this way, “I seek finely crafted photographs that present layered ideas and subjects. I am equally interested in documentary, studio and conceptual photographic practices and I am especially pleased to find artists engaged with how the material and visual language of photography is evolving today.”

Richard Gilles’s piece Parcel 083-141-043 for examine captures an abandoned two framed wooden structure. Besides a lonely telephone pole in front of the building and visible graffiti on the outside the land around it is barren. Gilles captures an ominous looking grey sky in the background with the building in the forefront of the image. The title of the piece also seems to suggest geographic coordinates as well. It is the complexity of the image as well as the composition that offer a nuanced approach.

It is the sheer volume of work combined with Abbaspour’s expertise that is only adding to the elevated approach to photography in this exhibit. Point of View will be sure to not disappoint. The opening will take place on July 15th and will be on display until with an artist reception to take place on July 20th from 6-9 PM. Site: Brooklyn is open 1-6 pm Thursday through Sunday.

- Anni Irish