SoHo Photo Gallery Adds a Personal Touch

SoHo Photo Gallery Adds a Personal Touch

This past weekend, I went to SoHo Photo Gallery. Contrary to the name, it rests on a quiet strip of White Street, teeming with cast-iron buildings, in TriBeCa. The October exhibition is currently on display at the large, two-floor space and the diverse subject matter ranges from action images of 1970’s Chilean political turmoil by guest artist Juan Carlos Cáceres and majestic views of Machu Picchu by Lee Backer to sepia-toned shots of “named gates” in Central Park by Rosalie Frost and breathtaking glimpses of Yosemite National Park by Martin Hochberg. Unlike several of the galleries that pepper Chelsea, Soho Photo is a cooperative that’s manned by several of its member artists, which means on any given day a featured artist might be on-hand to help you better understand their process. I was fortunate enough to experience this when I went this past weekend. Alison Hoornbeek, a professional photographer with 25 years of experience, was at the gallery this past Sunday and I was able to learn more about her exhibit, Meditation in Sand, which is currently on view. Hoornbeek describes the delicate images—a kaleidoscope of subtle reds, haunting blues and crisp white—as “seeing perfection as things are.” Another of the member artists, Sheila Bernard, eagerly told me about a project she is currently working on, “Shop America”, which depicts stores across the 50 states that are patriotically painted in red, white and blue. For more on the gallery, including a full list of current and upcoming exhibitions, click here.

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