Matthew Pillsbury, Subway Therapy 2, Union Square, NYC, December 3, (TV160708), 2016, Courtesy of Benrubi Gallery.
MATTHEW PILLSBURY - Sanctuary
521 West 26th Street
10001 New York
Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Sanctuary by internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Pillsbury. Sanctuary is Pillsbury's sixth solo show with the gallery. His previous exhibitions include Tokyo (2016), City Stages (2012), Elapsed (2008), and the groundbreaking Screen Lives (2004).
"Sanctuary" shows a wide variety of urban environments, from museums and galas to parades and protests and public plazas and beaches. Some are anonymous, as of high-rise views of the skyline, while others are intimate, as in a woman pausing to read the anti-Trump messages written on a wall of Post-Its in the Union Square subway station. Scenes from the Women's March on Washington convey both the urgency of the crisis as well as the number of people it affects, whereas images of beachgoers lounging before a luminescent movie screen or wading into the water remind us of the transient nature of congregation. What emerges is a communal portrait of our shared spaces and the way they--literally as well as culturally--bring us together.