Street Art Comes to Tarrytown
Urban Photography by Charlene Weisler at the Tappan Z Gallery
Special reception May 21, 2010 from 5p-10p
“I have always been drawn to street art and loved the fact that it could morph on a daily basis. I strive to capture a slice of New York City that will soon disappear” says artist and street art blogger Charlene Weisler. Weisler’s Urban Montage photography reflects the changing images of street art and will be featured at the Tappan Z Gallery in a special one night only “Meet the Artist” reception on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5p-10p.
As a street art inspired photographer, Weisler searches through peeling, eroding and weathered street art as a template for independent images in photographic collage. "There's a secretive nature to my photographs," she explains, “I capture forms you may not notice when walking by a wall covered with graffiti.” And the landscape changes quickly. Many of her photographs are of images that no longer exist.
Ray Endreny, owner of the Tappan Z Gallery, sees art as a way to bridge the current culture of New York City with historic Hudson Valley communities in Westchester County. "Charlene Weisler brings an authentic, urban aesthetic to our gallery atmosphere and contributes to the vibrant feel of Main Street in Tarrytown."
Charlene Weisler’s Urban Montage photography exhibition at the gallery features some of her best loved works as well as some never seen before images from her recent portfolio.
“Happy Couple” by Charlene Weisler
Weisler’s work has been profiled in the New York Sun, in Time Out Magazine and in other publications. "I don't photograph acts of graffiti per se. I am drawn to the decay and chaos and how that becomes part of the art," she said.
Charlene Weisler’s work can be previewed on the Tappan Z Gallery web site (www.tappanzgallery.com) or call the gallery for more information (914-332-8800). Tappan Z Gallery is located at 51 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591 (across from the fire station). Metro North Hudson Line trains stop at Tarrytown station, a short walk down the hill from the gallery.