OK Harris

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New York, NY 10012

(212) 431-3600

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Gallery is closed Dec 24-Jan 2. Summer hours July 1-15: Tues-Fri, 12-5 pm; Closed July 16-Labor Day.

Mark Chester: Twosomes


Street Ventriloquist, New York, 1983 | Family Singers, South Dakota, 1982
Street Ventriloquist, New York, 1983 | Family Singers, South Dakota, 1982

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

After traveling with a camera for 40 years, Mark Chester has culled images to present in pairs that are related by subject matter, graphic interest or,  as the photographer puts it, “a stretch of the imagination.” Twosomes is a wide-reaching body of work that connects architectural icons with sidewalk signage; Japan with Iowa; 1979 with 2002; celebrity with passersby.

The project is described by novelist Paul Theroux as having, “tremendous humanity and humor….In this juxtaposition of matching moods and paraphernalia, Mark Chester shows us in an ingenious way how the world is related and how we matter to each other.”

Twosomes will continue to travel the country, and internationally, hosted by such venues as Panopticon, Boston and Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland.

The artist will be present on Saturday, January 28, 3-5 pm; books and exhibition prints will be available for purchase through the gallery.

Twosomes. 11" x 13" hardcover & dustjacket; 218 pages: 202 plates plus text; retail price $75. Un-Gyve Press.