"Sensing Place"
Chris Davison Gallery
September - October 2016
Group Show
Newburgh, NY
Participating artists: Kevin Kearns, Jill Levine, Mariella Bisson
Fran O’Neill, H. Spencer Young, Julie Lindell
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, “Buy What You Love”

Coming soon.

New York Public Library
Mott St.
Librarian’s Choice
Curator: Fred Gutzeit

Social Photography VI
July 10 - August 26, 2018

Extended through September 23, 2018





Text and image credit: Carriage Trade

First presented in 2011, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have catalogued the rapid transformation of cell phone photography over the last several years. From a novelty medium existing between the voice and text functions of flip phones, to the smart phone as near physical appendage capable of recording and transmitting every waking moment, the cell phone camera now plays a pervasive role in many people’s lives.

While Instagram tends to emphasize the medium’s social utility, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have tracked an alternate course, inviting participants and viewers to encounter these images in a format free of peer-generated tallies, while offering the option of a sustained look afforded by a gallery setting. Social Photography contributors are not limited to visual artists, and include writers, curators, musicians, students, etc., reflecting the accessibly and ubiquity of cell phone camera use.

Functioning as a benefit exhibition to help support upcoming programming at carriage trade, there is no particular theme guiding Social Photography VI apart from how the cell phone camera is most often used. Participants email images from their phones to carriage trade, which are then formatted, printed on 7" x 5" paper, and sold online and in the gallery during the exhibition.

Less a sanctioning of an evolving medium than a hybrid of a traditional exhibition format and the wider net of social media, Social Photography also functions as a means to sustain and expand carriage trade’s community, which exists in the combined spheres of online experience and the irreplaceable physicality of the exhibition space itself.

Social Photography V
July 11 - September 17, 2017
Carriage Trade Gallery
Curator: Peter Scott
Lower East Side
New York, NY

Press: Artnet Editor's Picks

Exhibiting artists include Wade Guyton, Walter Robinson, Steel Stillman, Lee Ranaldo, Liz Deschenes, Matt Connors, Jeff Preiss, Ester Partegas, Tracy Emin, Barbara Ess
Available works, edition of 5.
Press: Artnet Editor's Picks

Installation View, photo credit: Nicholas Knight & Mathias Kessle