Monday, August 31, 2009

Having a Show

What better way to come back from my lovely two-week summer vacation than by announcing the Opening Reception for a solo exhibition featuring my work in Manhattan?

If you are in New York City on Thursday, September 10th, then come on down to the Mercantile Exchange Gallery at One North End Avenue in the World Financial Center between 5pm and 7pm for the Opening Reception for my exhibition: "In Public"

Monica L. Shulman Photography Solo Exhibition - Mercantile Exchange Gallery

Here is a sneak peek at the show and my artist statement:

Working It

"The world is a blank canvas and its unpredictable scenes are the strokes of color that enhance my photography. My current project entitled "In Public" is a collection of the "ordinary" yet extraordinary happenings of places that I have visited with my camera. Using composition and natural light I explore those precious, inconsequential moments of public life. There is no methodical approach in the selection of my subjects--My choices come from an intuitive place and are fueled by an insatiable curiosity to take part in stories that unfold around me. The energy that lies behind the surface of daily life and the rawness of the candid shot inspire me. The photographs are not always comfortable. They ask that we look deeper than the surface - they hold ambiguities and conflicts and they expose secrets. My images are meant to emerge without visual complications and are simply my subtle observation of my surroundings. I photograph so I can understand."

Lost in Translation

Manhattan Reds

you pick the place and I'll choose the time

If you are in the city, you can stop by the show before all the amazing events taking place that night for Fashion's Night Out...

Today's Soundtrack:
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
This band is my new obsession. I can't stop listening to them.

PS--I am going to make my way back to everyone's blog starting this week. I know I've been absent...and I've missed a lot!

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