Ethan Shoshan SIGNS, 2020
Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond Street, NYC
Limited Edition Book Launch of a series of drawings over the last 8 months. The book contains over 150 drawings of public and private spaces (interior and exterior) in various states of gentrification throughout a 15 year span.
Ethan Shoshan has been paying attention to signs, juxtapositions of context, abandoned storefronts, scaffolding, development and making beautiful line drawings that are almost hypnotic and emblematic of the instabilities in what is going on right in front of him. Although these drawings are very illustrative, they also portray signs and signage in a new context. The craft of drawing helps to focus, to pay attention to the details otherwise lost in common view, conceptualizing the drawings as a meditative way of seeing and being present. These drawings capture some very private fleeting moments that make New York City so special, preserving some of these thoughts, experiences, ideas, communities and hope.
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