Milk & Oysters
December 11 2014
Tonight Ed.Varie opens Milk & Oysters, a new group photography exhibition curated by Alldayeveryday. The ‘do will showcase limited-edition photography work — to be unveiled this evening — from “eleven long time friends” in its venerable Tompkins Square Park space (host also to Ana Kraš’ Mothers With Spoons exhibition earlier this year).
Ed. Varie sets the mood with perhaps this season’s best exhibition teaser:
“As Renaissance still-life paintings often feature tables piled high with discordant ingredients; a giant lobster spread over red grapes, fresh duck lying over cheese and pomegranates, raw shellfish coupled with berries, milk paired with oysters. The juxtaposition of these ingredients confuses the senses and leaves the viewer with an intoxicating feeling of abundance. Similarly, the variety of talent that makes up the Allday network is potentially disjointed for a group exhibition, but just as the Renaissance married the unexpected and accumulated delicious ingredients, so does Allday with this group photo show.”
Whatever the case, the show is sure to be a smorgasbord of styles, with names that include Jody Rogac, David Brandon Geeting, Matt Baron, Madgalena Wosinska — all favorites of ours with dramatically different styles — as well as several others. Among them is our friend Clément Pascal (above), who shot features on Rafaël Rozendaal, Apiece Apart and the New York half of Common Projects for Human Being Journal 5.
A limited edition zine published by Ed. Varie will also debut alongside the exhibition.
Opens tonight at 6 on 618 E. 9th Street in NYC. Catch the show and zine through 21 December.
Very special thanks to Karen Schaupeter, Taylor Tindall and Alexandre Stipanovich.