Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition space, Silverstein Photography / 20, located at 529 West 20th Street, 3RD Floor. Silverstein Photography / 20, dedicated to the exposure of emerging photographic-based artists, reinforces our pledge to the future of the medium and the notion that significance is not restricted by exposure. In addition to the exhibition space, Silverstein Photography / 20 will also feature a newly designed private viewing area offering our clients and guests access to the works of our artists within a dynamic environment. For its inaugural exhibition, Silverstein Photography / 20 is pleased to introduce the work of Italian-born artist Maria Antonietta Mameli.
For her exhibition, Mameli (b. 1969) will show works from her recent series, Human Observations, Red Bags and Human Observations, Red Leashes. From the vantage point of the Manhattan Bridge, Mameli photographs the throngs of shoppers in New York’s Chinatown carrying the neighborhood’s signature red plastic bags, as well as dog-owners holding red leashes. These works call attention to the overlooked but recurrent possessions of her pedestrian subjects.