CLIC GALLERY 255 Centre Street NY, NY 212.966.2766
February 1st - March 27st, 2011
Artist reception: Thursday March 3rd 6pm - 8pm.
As always, CLIC GALLERY is the exclusive source for prints by James and Karla Murray.
“In 2008, photographers James and Karla Murray published “Store Front” (Gingko Press), an ode to the vanishing signs of New York City. Three years later, there’s a new edition and an exhibit of the pictures at the Clic Gallery in Manhattan, though, sadly, more than half of the mom-and-pop stores featured have disappeared. Here, the Murrays highlight four of their favorite lost signs of the times.”
Slide show: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/books/stop_signs_rZIZgfokU4TDKkTg7R0MbP
“These are not photos of street life but of the environment of the street, more like the storefronts of Atget than the street photography of the 50’s and 60’s.”
Great article on CLIC GALLERY’S CHRISTIANE CELLE
“Calypso was eventually sold (look for a collaboration with Target in the spring!), but Christiane had a new venture in mind… Clic Gallery. I have to thank her next time I’m there for creating such an amazing space… for introducing me to James and Karla Murray who’s work I love and admire (and am saving for)… and for always engaging me, and anyone else walking into her shop, with vibrant and lovely conversation. “
Meet the High Gloss Team – Ashley Steen
This is a hard one for me. I have an addiction to trying new restaurants and foods.
For breakfast- a Russ & Daughters bagel and lox with tomatoes, onion, lots of capers and caviar cream cheese. Our love for Russ & Daughters is evidenced by the our Christmas present from Kevin’s parents- a print of the store front by photographers James and Karla Murray!”
“The new exhibit, “Store Front II,” will include previously unseen photos of neighborhood landmarks: some shuttered, some—like Mars Bar, Concourse Music Center, and Barney Greengrass—still thrumming along (prints from $450 at Clic Gallery, 255 Centre St., nr. Broome St.; 212-966-2766; through 3/27).”
Great article in The Brooklyn Rail:
“A recent photography book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” gives us a counterpoint. It’s a book chock full of the diverse and expressive facades of stores from all over the boroughs—and the ones from the 1970s seem as anachronistic as the ones from the 1930s.”