Art Out: Light Break
Photographs by Cid Roberts
Light Break, the new exhibition of Roy DeCarava photographs, brings together more than one hundred prints in celebration of the centennial of his birth and of the prodigious achievement of his life’s work. Presented in Chelsea, Light Break features a dynamic survey and range of images that underscores DeCarava’s subtle mastery of tonal and spatial elements across a wide array of subject matter. Spanning the years 1948 to 2006, the photographs in the exhibition—including a number of images that have never been seen before—provide an introduction to the artist’s singular vision, particularly his ability to see with great sensitivity into people and to find a complexity of relationships that coincide with our lives.
The pictures chosen from his archive by curator and art historian Sherry Turner DeCarava represent a decade of her looking at and reflecting on the increasingly spiritual arc of his oeuvre. He was dedicated to silver gelatin photography, with its unique capability for artistic expression and for its ability to carry an “infinite gray scale” to visual fruition.
Light Break is accompanied by the sound i saw, a concurrent exhibition featuring DeCarava’s work, at its 69th street location. For more information about both shows click here.
September 5—October 26, 2019
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6
525 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
To see more of Cid’s work, visit his website here.