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NER BECK: West Side Window Reflections


January 4th, 2014 - February 26th, 2014

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On view from January 4th through February 26th, 2014 at the Bloomingdale Library is NER BECK: West Side Window Reflections. This exhibition consists of photographs of glass reflections, captured on the Upper West Side. All of his images were shot as they actually appeared on neighborhood windows.
“What fascinates me visually is that as you stroll past these glass canvases the reflections from the opposite side of the street are constantly affecting, shifting and recomposing the images on the window you are viewing. I had always had an admiration for the 1960’s silk screens of Robert Rauschenberg with his amazing layering of collaged images juxtaposed in bright gem like colors. I am also drawn to the 1920’s reflective and translucent Paris shop window images of the photographer Atget. Somehow these two artists separated by time seem to have merged for me when I drift past these windows today.”
Library Visitors’ comments from prior exhibitions of this collection:
“As I looked at your Window Reflections photographs –in the glass was my reflection–I became one with the art.”
“Has an abstract and surreal quality.”
“Your photographs evoke a sense of mysticism and other worldly influences.”
“Shows an aspect of the commercial and artistic that has made the city as great as it has become.”
“Your exhibit was my serendipity for the day.”
“Haunting Imagery.”
“This beautiful exhibition speaks for a true love for the City.”
To read more about Ner Beck’s photographs visit –