‘Subway Sleepers’ are the stars of an upcoming photo exhibit by Brooklyn Heights artist Linda Kessler

Please join us for the opening reception of an exhibition called “Subway Sleepers” at the Downstairs Gallery at La MaMa, a famous experimental theater at 66 E. 4th St. in the East Village on Wednesday, June 22nd from 6 to 8pm.  The show is sponsored by the Josephine Herrick Project, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Here’s a great article about the show:

 In the city that never sleeps, the ultimate act of vulnerability is slumbering on the subway.

Artist Linda Kessler spent five years taking photographs of nappers riding the rails on Brooklyn-bound trains heading in the opposite direction from upscale office workers on their way to jobs in Manhattan skyscrapers.

She turned the photos into works of art by layering them on top of each other and processing them in a special way.

“I wanted the photos to look like I had painted over them,” Kessler, a Brooklyn Heights resident since the 1980s, said in a recent interview.

They will be displayed in an exhibition called “Subway Sleepers” at the Downstairs Gallery at La MaMa, a famous experimental theater at 66 E. 4th St. in the East Village.

The opening reception is scheduled for June 22.

Read more: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/6/16/subway-sleepers-are-stars-upcoming-photo-exhibit-brooklyn-heights-artist-linda

 

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