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5Pointz092514c5Pointz092514dThe scene at what was once the 5Pointz graffiti mecca, now a demolition site, offers evidence of different ways that society can be built up and destroyed — by rebels and capitalists, all in the name of progress.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

Horst-StaleyWise2 (2)Horst-StaleyWise3Works by Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the great photographers of the 20th century, can be seen at Staley-Wise Gallery (560 Broadway) through Nov. 1, 2014.

From the show’s press release: “The subject of this exhibition is women, filtered through Horst’s use of shadow and light to achieve his unique dramatic effects.”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

SteubenParade2014lSteubenParade2014iOktoberfest2014Steuben2014-AirBerlinIn photo (second from top), parade Grand Marshal John Muller (far right) is joined by German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig, and German Consul General to New York Brita Wagener.

The parade was followed by an Oktoberfest in Central Park.

Photographs: Stephen Wise


JivaDance7JivaDance1Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance perform Mayura: Blue Peacock at the Chen Dance Center September 18-20, 2014.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

NYAAJS2NYAAJS2014bNYAAJS2014The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is at the Park Avenue Armory through September 21, 2014.

ManaContemporary2014fManaContemporary2014aManaContemporary2014g (2)Mana Contemporary, the Jersey City, NJ arts destination, is holding a public opening this Sunday Sept. 14 (1-7PM) for Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galan & Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections.

Shuttle service is available from 450 W.15th St. RSVP here.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

ZachHorn-KidsTheseDays“My drawings are about my life, my memories, my messed-up psychology. I don’t plan them out. There is no order. the hardest part is not to filter. I have to trust that every stupid, off-beat, taboo idea bubbled up for a reason. I think it’s healthier for the drawings (and definitely therapeutic for me) to let it all out on the page. In the past they have called this inner voice, the muse, the subconscious, or the lizard brain. It’s all the same thing, trusting that little goblin in my head.” Zach Horn

New drawings by Zach Horn at Rare Art Properties, Inc., NYC, through Oct 9.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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Rockaways2014“A lamp to my feet is your word, a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

Photograph: Stephen Wise


RockawayBeach2014GuardIn NYC an all too familiar story features black-youth lawbreakers confronted by white cops.

Out on Rockaway Beach there’s a twist to the story. There you can find black guards, of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, pleading with white beach goers to get out of the water after the life guards leave at 6PM.

In dangerous waters, where strong under-currents claim lives every year, children are allowed (even encouraged) by their parents to swim unprotected after hours. The guards do the best they can to get people out of the water, but are often ignored, even derided, by those they are trying to protect.

Photograph: Stephen Wise


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