Goings On About Town: Art

by Vince Alleti

Always the Young Strangers

The New Yorker


More evidence that photography is a medium in furious flux, this super-savvy show brings together work by seventeen contemporary artists ”all women” who challenge the notion of the photograph as straightforward document. A few names (Yamini Nayar, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Talia Chetrit, Jessica Eaton) might be familiar, but most are new, and none of these artists are afraid to mess with the medium. Among the many standouts, Letha Wilson obscures her color photographs of cliched Western landscapes with layers of cement, Aspen Mays hole-punches the stars out of found images of nighttime skies, and Erica Allen tweaks generic barbershop portraits to new levels of unreality. Through July 9.