PETER SUTHERLAND – ‘VICTORY OVER DARKNESS – CURATED BY FABIOLA ALONDRA
OPENING: SEPT 20, 2011 / 6-8 PM
the show runs SEPT 20 – OCT 15, 2011
HALF GALLERY – 208 FORSYTHE – LOWER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK CITY
the crowded scene on the street – outside the gallery . . .
PETER SUTHERLAND, on the right.
with him – from left: LEANN, HELENE, and LOUIS EISNER.
Peter’s brother, ANDREW SUTHERLAND on the left. with him, DOMINIC NEITZ, on the right.
ANDREW SUTHERLAND is also an artist – but leans towards the 3-D – as opposed to photography. this rather ‘weedy’ basketball is his – it adorns the entryway to the gallery . .
PETER SUTHERLAND can also veer to non-photographic works: such as assemblages, found objects, and custom-made projects, such as rugs. this is the first time I’ve seen his ‘sand’ painting.
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘sand’ painting. . .
I really liked them . . . they reminded me of the early, non-objective, ironic as hell, one color, concrete-colored – painted canvases of Joe Bradley !!
PETER SUTHERLAND, looks to be some kind of found and re-claimed arcade game . . . yes. that’s the Half Gallery’s BILL POWERS – in the neon yellow shirt.
from left: movers and groovers JAKE and HESH . . make the scene – stopping in front of the arcade game console – natch !!
JAKE, HESH and GILLIAN.
looking at the photos . . .
a photo assemblage . . .
PETER SUTHERLAND, detail – above photo assemblage.
that must be . . . “the people going under the fence are trying to get into a free reggae concert in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.”
PETER SUTHERLAND, and the show’s curator: FABIOLA ALONDRA – nice job.
way way nice. very understated and focused, diverse and even radiant – all at the same time.
on the right, photographer PORTS BISHOP – with his new web venture partner – YUMIKO SAKUMA.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH