Where to Go and What to See

For a strong, expansive show, be sure to stop by the Keith de Lellis Gallery, which just re-opened at a new location at 1045 Madison Ave. with a show of it's best exhibition pieces from the last ten years.

As promised, this week's gallery listings run on for pages, guaranteed to satiate even the most ravenous opening jonesing. In fact, there seem to be so many shows going up this week that subjects were exhausted before all the spaces were filled—at least in New York. Hasted Hunt and Aperture Gallery are both putting up shows with Lisette Model and including several of her contemporaries and predecessors (Aaron Siskind and Gerald Slota at Hasted Hunt; Diane Arbus, Lynn Davis and others at Aperture). Photographers and their friends seems to be a small theme, with a show of Mark Morrisroe's work at ClampArt, complemented by work from his "Friends at the Boston School," including Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, and Philip Lorca-diCorcia.

At Steven Kasher a promising two-project show from Alen MacWeeney should also be on the top of your list. MacWeeney spent five years photographing a gypsy-esque community of itinerants outside Dublin to create Irish Travellers, Tinkers No More. Long dedicated to his Irish home, MacWeeney created the second series of "Yeats" photos "under the influence" of the bard's words. Both projects capture a desperate romanticism that is somehow quintessentially Irish.

For a strong, expansive show, be sure to stop by the Keith de Lellis Gallery, which just re-opened at a new location at 1045 Madison Ave. with a show of it's best exhibition pieces from the last ten years.

Outside New York, I have to mention the Harry Callahan show opening at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. No sprawling survey, the exhibition instead focuses narrowly on images of Callahan's wife, Eleanor, with 125 works from three decades, including 18 that have never been exhibited before.

Another illuminating, focused show is going up at Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, where the first Canandian solo show by Mary Ellen Mark will exhibit her earliest series on the hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed, titled Ward 81.

Finally, another movie-photography crossover will open in Chicago at the Stephen Daiter Gallery. The exhibition will include the Brothel series by Zana Briski, who directed the acclaimed documentary film, Born Into Brothels.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: ©Alen MacWeeney, "Traveller's Wedding," 1967/Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery)

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