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NER BECK: A Photography Exhibition of New York City Street Art


March 1st, 2014 - April 29th, 2014

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Ner Beck’s exhibition of strange street trees, living mannequins, scary traffic cones, smiling fire hydrants, discarded unhappy food items and even trash all come alive and speak to the viewer, expressing human emotions in a weird and wonderful way. Besides his fascination with face-finding and found art there is also a section on display of colorful prism-like reflections on shop windows. As a New York City graphic artist and designer he has had a lifelong interest in overlooked street art found on his daily walks throughout the city. “Every day, as New Yorkers hurriedly target their destinations they tend to aim themselves straight ahead, frequently missing these overlooked gems. The next time you travel on foot, try walking a little slower, relaxing and glancing around you. These small visual stories have always been there, some are permanent and others may disappear. Look for them, they are everywhere, waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.”

Library Visitors’ Comments
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.”
“Your exhibit was my serendipity for the day.”
“That’s why NYPL rocks! Artwork like this!”
“Amusing, clever and a tad weird.”
“I applaud your capturing everyday miracles.”
To read more about Ner Beck’s photographs visit –