JESSE UNTRACHT-OAKNER : TREES
MARCH 17 - APRIL 3RD
Opening Thursday, March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day - 7PM - late
Art Opening is Free, Access to Performances is $6
Performances by unsay and Sick Din
Live bands: Heavy Birds, Dead Sexy Sheila
DJs: Tony Prins (Savants) & Johnny Scuotto (One Prayer One Sin)
These photographs isolate the object - caught in the stare of the flash, they stand plainly in sight, solid and naked.
These objects are trees, standing in the forest, or alone.
These trees are pines, they are weed nuggets, they are garbage cans and cemented stumps, they are wallpaper and plastic, they are existential objects.
We present them together, a silent poem, an implied joke.
We celebrate their beauty.
We throw them a party.
2 performances, 2 bands, 2 DJs, you and me and everyone we know, and lots of trees. LOTS of trees.
Exhibition on display March 17 through April 3
Thurs - Sun 12-6
HOLLER FOR THE DOLLAR STORE
A ZINE BY JESSE UNTRACHT-OAKNER
About the Artist:
Jesse Untracht-Oakner captures images as he sees them. From his revealing portraits of people, insightful found landscapes to his inventive fashion stories, Jesse's photos capture surprising discoveries of color, gentle humor in the every day, and irony in the ordinary.
Born in Portland, Jesse Untracht-Oakner lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a BA in Advertising Photography from RIT and has worked with top-tier professionals and clients, most recently for Cartier, Insidehook Magazine, Manic Panic and Sir Kensington’s. His multi-media installation, Tree Times, celebrating life, nature and marijuana, is in the permanent collection of the MOCA in Sydney, Australia. Untracht-Oakner has also taught at the International Center for Photography and worked for the New Museum.