Summer Place at Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York
It's been like 400 million degrees in New York City all month, so a visit to Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC on 57th Street seemed like an even better idea than usual this past weekend. From now through summer's end in late September, the renowned gallery hosts a terrific group show of wonderfully evocative, hot-sun / cool-water photographs.
There is much to like at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery, including Susannah Ray's portraits of New York City's own Rockaway Beach surf scene (above), in all of its decidedly unglamorous glory; and Blair Seagram's more tropical take on riding the waves, visceral prints from which you can almost hear the roar, and feel the spray.
But for us, by far the highlight of Summer Place at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery show was the new prints by Karine Laval, who continues her great Poolscapes series with a trio of images (at top, and above) that manage to convey exact what cool water feels like on a hot summer day. Laval began printing Poolscapes in 2002 (see below, from her Caracas set), and though the styling of her luscious, sensual images have evolved over the years, they remain remarkably transportive, which is a beautiful thing when we're looking for some relief from this record-breaking New York City summer.
Summer Place at Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York Details
Summer Place at Bonni Benrubi Gallery NYC will be on display from now until September 25. The Bonni Benrubi Gallery is located on at 41 East 57th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, on the 13th floor on the Fuller Building. The gallery is open during the summer on Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Fridays from 10:00 until 5:00 p.m. For more images and information on the Summer Place exhibition, please see the Bonni Benrubi website.