« I Scream, You Scream »Press Release
"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream,” a song first published in 1927, by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert King, stems from a commercial slogan for the I-Scream bar now known as the Eskimo Pie. This iconic ditty instantly evokes the sweet feeling of summer - sitting poolside enjoying a popsicle, chasing down the musical call of an ice cream truck, or finding yourself a snow cone at a street fair on a steamy August day.
Robert Mann Gallery’s summer exhibition, I Scream, You Scream, looks at both the visual and social culture of ice cream by juxtaposing contemporary color images of ice cream itself with historical images of people savoring every sweet morsel. The show explores how photographers can capture the playfulness of the human experience indulging in the plea...
Exhibition: « New York » at PDNB gallery
This late summer exhibition explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views.
Photographs from the 1920's – 1960's of New York will include scenes of kids playing, some refreshing themselves in water spraying from fire hydrants, some skating down sidewalks, playing cards, fishing, shoe shining, etc.
Morris Engel, Water Fountains, Coney Island, 1938, Courtesy PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX
Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included that portray adults and kids crowded on a beach, with hundreds of sunbathers taking time out. This city beach provided carnival rides, the famous Nathan's Hot Dogs stand, horse rides, Fortune tellers and more. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feins...
PDNB Gallery presents the exhibition « New York City »
New York City is without a doubt one of the most photographed cities in the world. With its density of skyscrapers, ethnic neighborhoods, art museums, cultural centers, Broadway and Central Park, the Big Apple succeeds in being everything to almost everyone.
Many notable photographers have established their careers in New York. With all its wonder, their photographs have captured many moments of this rich, diverse city. So much has been documented here not long after the invention of photography. The architecture, city transportation, storefronts, Central Park, parades, children playing, mobsters, hot dog stands, uptown, downtown, ferries, the East River, etc. have all had their picture taken.
Untitled (Chestnut Vender), 1933 © John Albok
In the images presented ...
John Albok's Neighborhood
John Albok (1894–1982) was a tailor by profession and an artist by passion. He emigrated from his native Hungary to New York City in 1921 and immediately became an American citizen. By day, he made fine dresses and suits from his Upper East Side tailor shop. In his free time he photographed the activities of his neighborhood and other areas of the city. He printed his images in a small darkroom in the back and proudly hung them around the shop.
Albok’s hardships in Hungary, where his father and a sister died of starvation during World War I, led him to focus on the more positive aspects of life. He did not ignore signs of the Great Depression or World War II, but he gained far more satisfaction in conveying the beauty of Central Park. His greatest achievements, though, were his empathetic depictions of...