Pre-Postmodern

Denise Scott Brown’s photos bring their “messy vitality” to New York City

Art East On View
Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica (1966) (Denise Scott Brown/Courtesy Carriage Trade)
Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica (1966) (Denise Scott Brown/Courtesy Carriage Trade)

Denise Scott Brown photographs taken from 1956 to 1966 will be on view at Carriage Trade Gallery in New York City starting Thursday, October 25. The images in the exhibit, Scott Brown says, are “about architecture,” but if they are viewed also as art it’s a byproduct. They reflect her interest in “automobiles, cities of the American Southwest, social change, multiculturalism, action, everyday architecture, ‘messy vitality,’ iconography, and Pop Art,” all themes throughout her career.

“Waywardness,” Scott Brown claims in the small catalog on sale at the gallery, “lay in more than my eye.”

Carriage Trade is located in a dense, image-packed Chinatown block on Grand Street, a fitting site for this exhibition of “touristy” color photographs of Venice and Las Vegas. The photographs are on sale at the gallery for a very reasonable price. Ask to speak with Peter Scott, the director of Carriage Trade. The show is co-organized with PLANE-SITE and Andrés Ramirez. There will be a formal opening Thursday, October 25, 6–8 p.m.

Carriage Trade Gallery
277 Grand Street, Second floor
October 25–December 22, 2018

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