Photographers: Richard W. Golden

Richard Golden: Dead Ends: NY
January 3 – February 16, 2013
Reception: Thursday, January 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Artist Contact: [email protected], (718) 928-4761

The Robert Anderson Gallery announces the opening of “Dead Ends: NY”, an exhibit of photographs by Richard W. Golden.

“Dead Ends: NY” contains photographs Golden took in all five Boroughs of New York City where the streets end. Golden found such places where the land meets the water and within the Boroughs, such as at subway, railroad and highway cuts or where one street abuts another.

Sometimes, Golden discovered, people have appropriated public spaces for their own private purposes. Signs of previous use often remained in places that are now desolate or abandoned. Occasionally, it is difficult to tell exactly what is happening. The photographs can also give an unusual view of a familiar landmark. The mood and subject of these photographs are as diverse as the City they represent.

Discussing the “Dead Ends: NY” portfolio, Golden said, “I have attempted in this portfolio to provide a portrait of New York from what is, so far as I am aware, a unique perspective. I hope that these photographs convey something of New York’s physical size and geographic variety as well as the cultural and economic diversity of its inhabitants.”

There have been virtually hundreds of New York City-based photographic exhibits. However, these color images of Richard Golden, focusing on “Dead Ends” found throughout the city, offer unique, unprecedented and occasionally surprising insights at what lies at the ends of some of New York’s streets and byways.

Golden recently had solo exhibits of his photographs at the Hadas Gallery in Brooklyn (2011) and at the Burrison Gallery in Philadelphia (2008). He also curated and participated in an exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library (2009).

Golden’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Adirondack Museum and the Brooklyn Collection of the Brooklyn Public Library.