Family portraiture is the autobiographical pretext for two remarkable recent books of photography by Eri Morita (Ho and Stuart O’Sullivan (How Beautiful This Place Can Be), two New York-based 30-something photographers.
In his first New York solo show at 303 Gallery, the 26-year-old Canadian painter Tim Gardner works from his brothers’ and his own snapshots of their friends to create a vivid depiction of teenage male-bonding games glimpsed in the suburbs of Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
For several years, Thelma Garcia has been creating black-and-white sequences in which she photographs herself from across the room, performing daily routines like taking a shower or making the bed.
Jonas Maron’s photographs of Berlin in the ’90s are bittersweet, made with mixed emotions
Mauro Restiffe is a 27-year-old Brazilian photographer whose photographs of a few months spent in St. Petersburg last winter were included in the first Moscow International Festival of Photography in April.
Photograph of two women at a table, Javotte and Katherine, Paris ’90 by Allen Frame.
“People measure the success of theater by how completely they get off while they’re there. It’s like sex: if you don’t get off, then there was something incomplete about it.” Leonard Shapiro
“I always said what distinguishes great writers is their infinite compassion.”
“I was in the first Palm Revue with a group of about 30 people, including Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Alexis Del Lago—some of the legends produced and directed by Sheyla Baykal. We packed them in. One night Diana Vreeland brought Cecil Beaton and they just barely got in the back door. It was a big show—music, dancing, comedy, tableaux, solo spots.”
“I don’t like to think of myself as a photojournalist. I’m a documentary photographer. I photograph reality.”
Channeling New York’s most notorious divas, Penny Arcade reveals the inspiration and connection she finds from her subjects.
On the occasion of the 1988 production of Our Town at the Lincoln Center, actor and playwright Jeff Weiss discusses fame, taking chances, and the pleasure of obscurity in a BOMB short with Allen Frame.
Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”
Ping Chong and Pablo Vela describe growing up as cultural outsiders “looking in” on America and how this perspective led them to directing and collaborating.
Allen Frame talks to playwright and director María Irene Fornés, author of several plays including the Obie-winning Mud, Danube, and Sarita.
Nightshift presented a season of Joe Orton’s Ruffian On the Stair, Heathecote Williams Local Stigmatic and three James Purdy plays during the summer and winter of ‘82.
James Purdy is the author of numerous novels, short stories, and plays. Nightshift, a N.Y. theater group working out of the Laight Again Club in New York’s East Village, performed three of Purdy’s one-acts, What Is It Zach?, True, and The Berry-Picker, during October and November of 1982.