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NER BECK’s NYC Street Oddities: A Photo Exhibit

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May 22 through July 3, 2014

Program Locations:

Grand Central Library


Ner Beck returns to the Grand Central Branch with a new collection of photographs of odd and unusual unnoticed street art. See city trees with human expressions, smiling fire hydrants, living mannequins with translucent stained glass colors, scary traffic cones, discarded unhappy food items and even funny trash. They all come alive and speak to the viewer, expressing human emotions in a weird and wonderful way. A New York City graphic artist and designer, Ner has had a long-time interest in overlooked street art. “As New Yorkers hurriedly target their destinations they tend to aim themselves straight ahead, frequently missing these overlooked gems. These quirky little visual stories have always been there, some are permanent and others may suddenly disappear. Look for them, they are everywhere, waiting to be noticed and enjoyed.”


Library Visitors’ Comments –


“Amusing, clever and a tad weird.”
“Your exhibit was my serendipity for the day.”
“Ner Beck’s combination of color and grit in his photos is intoxicating to me.”
“Thanks for making me laugh, makes me appreciate the city in a friendly way, perfect for NYPL.”
“This way of looking should be an assignment for NYC high school photography students.”
“Tickled my brain cells.”
“What a wonderful and different way to observe the world.”
“Authentically hilarious in a down and out dirty way.”
“I applaud your capturing everyday miracles.”
“For someone interested in photography your exhibit was really inspiring.”
“That’s why NYPL rocks! Artwork like this!”


To read more about Ner Beck’s photographs visit –
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/09/16/meet-artist-st-agnes-ner-beck
http://imprint.printmag.com/gail-anderson/ner-beck/
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/03/12/meet-artist-ner-beck-photographer
http://nypress.com/artist-explores-the-lost-and-found-on-the-upper-west-side/
 

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