Thursday, March 9, 2017

Crisp Edge, Fuzzy Border @ Kristen Lorello

A smart little group show at a consistently smart little space on the Lower East Side. I would be lying if I didn’t admit my interest in Kristen Lorello, as they represent the amazing Scott Alario, who consistently makes genuinely sweet and loving pictures about his family without becoming saccharine. His work fully embraces experimental photography to reveal a greater meaning in his pictures, a rare skill only matched by Sarah Anne Johnson’s photographs. Crisp Edge, Fuzzy Border, has a solid Alario picture of a child holding a piece of green paper that trembles into a trail of colors in the literal portrayal of a child’s imagination. The show also includes other works like Kelly Jazvaz’s colorful tombs of plastic that become almost tie-dye, as if they were the result of hippie culture crushed in a trash compactor.

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Kristen Lorello (195 Chrystie St. #103 (lobby), Btw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.)


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