Friday, January 8, 2010

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

THE NEW YORKER
Goings On About Town
January 4th, 2010

GALLERIES—CHELSEA

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB
This married couple shows color photographs from several trips to Cuba that emphasize the easy compatibility of their distinct visual styles. Alex usually takes a broad view of streetscapes complicated by shadows, reflections, and arrested movement; he has a filmmaker’s ability to find the skewed but perfect balance in a scene that threatens to spin out of control. Rebecca tends to focus on details, framing intriguing still-lifes and capturing marvellous shots of birds, including a pigeon that appears to be flying away from a freshly laid egg. Both Webbs use color like the Fauves—in hot, vibrant swatches and pungent accents. The results are the opposite of tourist views: pictures that are generated and animated by their subjects, never imposed on them. Through Jan. 2. (Ricco/Maresca, 529 W. 20th St. 212-627-4819.)

To find out what else is happening in New York, please follow the link:
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/2010/01/04/100104goar_GOAT_art?currentPage=all

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