This Wednesday saw the opening of Matthew Pillsbury's City Stages at the Aperture Gallery. Pillsbury's images are scenes of New York,inside and out. They have a voyeuristic quality, as if the viewer was standing in a doorway watching the world move, or waiting in someones living room. Although black and white, the light jumps from the print. My personal favorite, Penelope, shows ghostly people moving around a table with the ever precent shine of a laptop screen illuminating their ephemeral faces.
Aperture will host an artist talk and book signing on March 12th.
Text by John Hutt